English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'dearth'

(noun) 
Definition
an inadequate amount
a dearth of resources
Synonyms
lack
Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
,
want
The men were daily becoming weaker for want of rest.
, ,
absence
In the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
,
poverty
a poverty of ideas
,
shortage
There's no shortage of ideas.
,
deficiency
They did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
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famine
refugees trapped by war, drought and famine
,
inadequacy
the inadequacy of the water supply
,
scarcity
an ever-increasing scarcity of water
,
paucity (formal)
the paucity of information
,
insufficiency
Anaemia is due to insufficiency of iron.
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sparsity
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scantiness
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exiguousness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of absence
Definition
the fact of being without something
In the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
Synonyms
privation (formal),
unavailability,
nonexistence
in the sense of deficiency
Definition
a lack or shortage
They did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
in the sense of famine
Definition
a severe shortage of food
refugees trapped by war, drought and famine

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