Synonyms of scarce


1. scarce (vs. abundant), rare, tight, meager#1, meagre#1, meagerly#1, stingy#2, scrimpy

usage: deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"


1. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce

usage: only a very short time before; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

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Definition and meaning of scarce (Dictionary)