Synonyms of 'shortage'
not enough of something neededThere's no shortage of ideas.
They did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
The men were daily becoming weaker for want of rest.
Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
displaced by fighting or crop failure
They're ready to cut the budget deficit for the next fiscal year.
a poverty of ideas
The government has refused to make up a shortfall in funding.
the inadequacy of the water supply
an ever-increasing scarcity of water
a dearth of resources
the paucity of information
Anaemia is due to insufficiency of iron.
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in the sense of dearth
an inadequate amounta dearth of resources
in the sense of deficit
the amount by which a sum is lower than that expected or requiredThey're ready to cut the budget deficit for the next fiscal year.
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