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Synonyms for scarce

Synonyms for scarce

not enough to meet a demand or requirement

rarely occurring or appearing

by a very little; almost not

Synonyms for scarce

deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

only a very short time before

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As the world's farming lands and savannahs dry up and water becomes scarcer thanks to climate change and mismanagement, the future of the world as we know it and its resources are becoming less certain, scarcer and more unpredictable--more like deserts in fact.
Refuges for men are scarcer than hens' teeth but, for a recently brutalised woman, the last thing she needs is the presence of men.
But as Brazil and Argentina develop new types of GM crop, and the availability of non-GM feed becomes scarcer, those countries could be forced to turn to other markets if the EU fails to clear the new crops for use in the union.
Neonatal intensive care and specialist paediatric services also became scarcer in the public sector, according to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Beds become scarce and funding for food becomes even scarcer.
The market supported around a third of all lending and the lower volumes now available have made mortgages scarcer and more expensive, adding to the slump in property prices over the past 18 months.
As oil becomes scarcer and prices rise, high accuracy of transfer measurement is extremely important.
He has been east as the scarecrow in "The Wizard of OZ," which opens next Tuesday at the Old Rep, Station Street, and decided to model himself on John's bird scarcer.
Also, dayshift nurses in the hospital where my fiancee works start two hours earlier and finish two hours later than administrators who usually work 9-5, so public transport is scarcer.
Despite the increasing demand for cullet from the container and insulation industries, usable cullet is becoming scarcer, as curbside recycling programs are under increasing pressure from municipal budget constraints.
It's just that the cost of land and homes in certain areas has gone through the roof, mainly because zoning and other land use restrictions have made usable land scarcer.
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, has grown rapidly in recent years, making space for new homes and workplaces scarcer.
The company said the problem is that Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, has grown rapidly in recent years, while space has become scarcer.
As developable land becomes scarcer by the New York minute, Eastern Consolidated has been tapped to exclusively market four plots of prime land in Brooklyn's hip North Williamsburg neighborhood.
A lot of birds that require wide open spaces are getting scarcer but are still hanging on,'' Cooper said.