I noun absence, bare subsistence, dearth, deficiency, deprivation, destitution, drought, exigency, exiguity, famine, fewness, finite quantity, fraction, inadequacy, infrequency, insufficiency, lack, limited amount, minimum, minority, modicum, need, paucitas, pittance, poverty, privation, rareness, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, small number, small quantity, sparseness, sparsity, thinness, trickle, trifle, uncommonness, want II index dearth, deficiency, deficit, delinquency (shortage), insignificance, insufficiency, need (deprivation), poverty

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  • Paucity — Pau ci*ty, n. [L. paucitas, fr. paucus few, little: cf. F. paucit[ e] See {Few}.] 1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity. Hooker. [1913 Webster] Revelation denies it by the stern reserve, the paucity, and the incompleteness, of its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paucity — (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. paucité (14c.), from L. paucitatem (nom. paucitas) fewness, scarcity, from paucus few, little, from PIE root *pau few, little (Cf. L. paullus little; O.E. feawe few; see FEW (Cf. few) ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • paucity — [n] lack, scarcity absence, dearth, deficiency, famine, fewness, insufficience, insufficiency, meagerness, paltriness, poverty, rarity, scantiness, scarceness, shortage, slenderness, slightness, smallness, sparseness, sparsity; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • paucity — ► NOUN ▪ smallness or insufficiency of supply or quantity. ORIGIN from Latin paucus few …   English terms dictionary

  • paucity — [pô′sə tē] n. [ME paucyte < MFr or L: MFr paucité < L paucitas < paucus,FEW] 1. fewness; small number 2. scarcity; dearth; insufficiency …   English World dictionary

  • paucity — [[t]pɔ͟ːsɪti[/t]] N SING: N of n If you say that there is a paucity of something, you mean that there is not enough of it. [FORMAL] Even the film s impressive finale can t hide the first hour s paucity of imagination. ...the paucity of good… …   English dictionary

  • paucity — noun a) Fewness in number; a small number. But when I had crossed the threshold, I was astonished at the paucity of facts to be gleaned from the inmates themselves. b) Smallness in size or amount; meagerness. Your tax refund might be late, owing… …   Wiktionary

  • paucity — pau|ci|ty [ˈpo:sıti US ˈpo: ] n [singular] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: paucité, from Latin, from paucus little ] less than is needed of something = ↑lack paucity of ▪ a paucity of information …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paucity — pau|ci|ty [ pɔsəti ] noun singular FORMAL paucity of a small amount of something that is not enough: There s a paucity of quality leaders …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paucity — noun a paucity of formal less than is needed of something: a paucity of information …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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