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Paucity

Updated: 5 days ago

Pronunciation: [ paw-si-tee ]


Definition: noun

smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness

Origin: 1375; Latin


Etymology: from Old French paucite or Latin paucitas, from paucus ‘few’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • dearth

  • insufficiency

  • smallness

Antonyms:

  • sufficiency

  • abundance

  • enough

  • plenty

  • affluence

Example: The student has an amazing amount of energy which covers for the paucity of his work.

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