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scarcer, comparative; scarcest, superlative;
  1. (esp. of food, money, or some other resource) Insufficient for the demand
    • - as raw materials became scarce, synthetics were developed
  2. Occurring in small numbers or quantities; rare
    • - the freshwater shrimp becomes scarce in soft water
  1. Scarcely
    • - a babe scarce two years old

  1. barely: 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
  2. deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
  3. (scarcely) hardly: almost not; "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"
  4. (scarcity) a small and inadequate amount
  5. Scarce are an Alternative rock band formed in Rhode Island, New York, USA. They were active from 1993 to 1997, and reformed in 2008.
  6. Scarce is a surname, and may refer to: * Kevin Scarce (born 1952), Royal Australian Navy admiral * Mac Scarce (born 1949), American baseball player * Michael Scarce (21st century), American writer * scarce shika (since preconcieved)
  7. Scarcity is the fundamental economic problem of having seemingly unlimited human needs and wants, in a world of limited resources. It states that society has insufficient productive resources to fulfill all human wants and needs. ...
  8. Insufficient to meet a demand or requirement; Difficult to find, due to scarcity; Scarcely, only just
  9. (scarcely) Probably not; Certainly not; Almost not at all; by a small margin
  10. (scarcity) the condition of something being scarce or deficient; an inadequate amount of something; a shortage
  11. (Scarcement) Extra thickness of the lower part of a wall, e.g. to carry a floor.
  12. (SCARCITY) An economic principal that dictates the price of a good or service through the interaction of supply and demand. When an item is scarce, its price tends to rise, given a constant demand. Real estate is a classic example of scarcity.
  13. (Scarcity) Insufficiency of amount or supply; shortage
  14. (Scarcity) The result of an inability to satisfy all of everyone's wants.
  15. (Scarcity) The state in which wants exceed the amount that available resources can produce.  Scarcity is the excess of human wants over what can actually be produced. "Because of scarcity, various choices have to be made between alternatives.
  16. (Scarcity) Insufficient quantity of resources in proportion to wants or needs.
  17. (Scarcity) a commodity or service being in short supply, relative to its demand which implies a constant availability of a commodity or economic resource relative to the demand for them.
  18. (1. Scarcity) World resources are limited, so we cannot produce or have everything we could possibly want. We must make choices about how best to use the limited resources we have. ...
  19. (SCARCITY) The idea that price is driven by availability of the product. If there is not enough product to meet demand (the product is scarce), the price of the product will rise.
  20. (SCARCITY) The number of properties in relation to the demand. One of the four essential elements which create value.
  21. (Scarcity) A state where there is insufficient natural resources, technology, or trained personnel to create a High Energy Society<*>. See Abundance<*>, Enforced Scarcity<*>.
  22. (Scarcity) Everything with a positive price must be scarce – i.e. people want more than is available if it were free. Even if something seems free, the time it takes to use or enjoy it is scarce. If I go to a movie, I don’t have time to go shopping or for a walk. ...
  23. (Scarcity) Limited supply of desired property increases its value.
  24. (Scarcity) The problem of infinite human wants exceeding finite resources.
  25. (Scarcity) To dream of scarcity, foretells sorrow in the household and failing affairs.