adjective, scarc·er, scarc·est.
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Idioms for scarce
- to depart, especially suddenly.
- to stay away; avoid.
Origin of scarce
OTHER WORDS FROM scarcescarceness, nounun·scarce, adjectiveun·scarce·ly, adverbun·scarce·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for scarce
Gems are far scarcer, but anytime a player is running low, they can always open their wallet and buy some.A Game Called The Tribez: Inside the City-Building Behemoth|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has all the makings of a titanic struggle over scarce resources and even scarcer public acclaim.In Sandy’s Aftermath, Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo Make Unlikely Team|David Freedlander|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Information that content providers and retailers depend on could become scarcer.
Great art, and film especially, is accessible to everyone, whereas great artists are much scarcer.
Geological reality, not Waxman-Markey, is what is making energy “scarcer and more expensive.”
But now their work was harder, and food was scarcer—for game is difficult to shoot in the forest.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado|Frank Aubrey
No true gourmet would ever send this warbler to the shambles so long as scarcer birds might be obtained.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
As these books are placed in great libraries they naturally become scarcer each year.
This edition is scarcer than the second, owing to the copies having been destroyed in the Fire of London.
Very well, then it will be best for you to remain here and not come to Tradum or Nyuku; provisions are still scarcer there.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for scarce
Derived forms of scarcescarceness, noun
Word Origin for scarce
Idioms and Phrases with scarce
In addition to the idiom beginning with scarce
- scarce as hen's teeth
- scarcely ever
- make oneself scarce