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Synonyms for dearth

Synonyms for dearth

the condition of lacking a needed or usual amount

Synonyms for dearth

an acute insufficiency

an insufficient quantity or number


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Not long afterwards, there was once more great dearth throughout the land, and the children heard their mother saying at night to their father: 'Everything is eaten again, we have one half loaf left, and that is the end.
Copley, the celebrated painter, then a young man and a resident of Boston, came one day to visit Drowne; for he had recognized so much of moderate ability in the carver as to induce him, in the dearth of professional sympathy, to cultivate his acquaintance.
Here at Athens there is a dearth of the commodity, and all wisdom seems to have emigrated from us to you.
We see the value set on animals even by the barbarians of Tierra del Fuego, by their killing and devouring their old women, in times of dearth, as of less value than their dogs.
Chidambaram on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is suggesting to sell 'pakodas' as jobs because there is a dearth of employment opportunity in the country.
A Dearth of Eagles by Andrew Bernstein American Research Center in Bulgaria, Inc.
Summary: The 'Guest Iin London' star says there's a dearth of good writers in India
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MULTAN -- Noted broadcaster, journalist and intellectual Raza Ali Abidi said that there was dearth of training in journalism, especially in electronic media.
Former Albany resident Michael Dearth, 47, alleges in the lawsuit that Hoodoo operators' negligence caused him to crash into a large metal storage container after he hit a bump and was thrown from the hill's "kiddy lane" on March 17, 2013.
Jane Ann Dearth, 42, the former president/CEO of the $53 million Riverview Credit Union in Belpre, Ohio, pleaded guilty Jan.
ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The work on twenty agricultural projects in federal rural areas is shelved due to dearth of funds.
Citing the shortage of able candidates for the vice- chancellor's post, the ministry has gone ahead with its move stating: " It is because of a real dearth of competent people willing to provide academic leadership in our university system.
Dearth summoned the local, state and federal legislators representing Lanxess' headquarters area of southwest Pennsylvania for a discussion.
Dearth (Geoff Elliott) speculates that neither he nor his marriage to Mrs.