Synonyms of 'scarce'
insufficient to meet the demandFood was scarce and expensive.
not commonI'm unemployed, so luxuries are scarce.
I think big families are extremely rare nowadays.
In some districts there are few survivors.
rare and unusual plants
Cancer of the breast in young women is uncommon.
few and far between
Successful women politicians were few and far between.
She was paying one of her infrequent visits to London.
thin on the ground
seldom met with
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at a premium
at a higher price than usual
Tickets to the game are at a premium.
lacking something essential
a diet deficient in vitamins
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Thesaurus for scarce from the Collins English Thesaurus