Definition of 'scarce'
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Physical assets are sometimes referred to as "scarce goods. THE STRATEGY MACHINE (2002)The opportunity cost in terms of scarce management resource was too great to try to salvage them. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)Milk is going to become more of a scarce commodity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Scholars were brought together to share books in very scarce supply. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The result is a drain on increasingly scarce council resources. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People miss surprises in soaps because trailers and spoiler photos make them scarce now. The Sun (2014)What are these scarce and expensive resources being used for? MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)In the public sector money and resources are scarce. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But tries are becoming a scarce commodity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Instruments and scores were in scarce supply in a country about to plunge into civil war. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Recycling would reduce the waste at our increasingly scarce landfill sites. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)Bags of ice became a relatively scarce commodity as the population tried to remain cool in the sweltering heat of summer. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)But goalscoring opportunities were still scarce. Times, Sunday Times (2012)While mortgages remain scarce, equity provides the power to move up the ladder. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do you have any tips on how to ensure that they make themselves scarce by 10pm? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Meanwhile the supply of properties continues to remain scarce in many areas, helping to support prices. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Competitors slept in military huts and had to survive on a low-calorie diet because food was still scarce. The Sun (2011)There is a good case for compelling those hospitals that are well run to share their scarce resource of good management with badly run hospitals. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Food had become scarce. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'scarce'
British English: scarce /skɛəs/ ADJECTIVE
If something is scarce, there is not enough of it.
Jobs are becoming increasingly scarce here.
- American English: scarce
- Arabic: قَلِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: escasso
- Chinese: 稀少的
- Croatian: rijedak
- Czech: nedostatkový
- Danish: utilstrækkelig
- Dutch: schaars
- European Spanish: exiguo
- Finnish: riittämätön
- French: rare
- German: knapp
- Greek: λιγοστός
- Italian: scarso
- Japanese: 不足して
- Korean: 모자라는
- Norwegian: knapp
- Polish: rzadki
- European Portuguese: escasso
- Romanian: rar
- Russian: редкий
- Spanish: exiguo
- Swedish: sällsynt
- Thai: ไม่ค่อยพบ
- Turkish: kıt
- Ukrainian: недостатній
- Vietnamese: khan hiếm
Definition of scarce from the Collins English Dictionary
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