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scaramouch | scaramouche | scarce | scarcely | scarcement | scarceness | scarcity | scard | scardinius | scardinius erythrophthalmus | scare

scarceness

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Noun
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scarce=ness

CIDE DICTIONARY

scarcenessn. 
     The quality or condition of being scarce; smallness of quantity in proportion to the wants or demands; deficiency; lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of grain; a great scarcity of beauties.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "A scarcity of snow would raise a mutiny at Naples."  [1913 Webster]
    "Praise . . . owes its value to its scarcity."  [1913 Webster]
    "The value of an advantage is enhanced by its scarceness."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Deficiency; lack; want; penury; dearth; rareness; rarity; infrequency.

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