Dearth - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɜːrθ|  American pronunciation of the word dearth
Brit.  |dəːθ|  British pronunciation of the word dearth

noun

- an acute insufficiency (syn: famine, shortage)
- an insufficient quantity or number (syn: paucity)

Examples

...there was a dearth of usable firewood at the campsite...

...the dearth of salesclerks at the shoe store annoyed us...

...a dearth of explicative material to help the layman understand the difficult subject matter...

...no dearth of probative evidence for the theory of evolution...

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