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dearth

 (dûrth)
n.
1. A scarce supply; a lack: "the dearth of uncensored, firsthand information about the war" (Richard Zoglin).
2. Shortage of food; famine.

[Middle English derthe, from Old English *dēorthu, costliness, from dēore, costly; see dear1.]
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dearth

(dɜːθ)
n
an inadequate amount, esp of food; scarcity
[C13: derthe, from dēr dear]
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dearth

(dɜrθ)

n.
1. a scarcity or lack.
2. famine.
[1200–50; Middle English derthe]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dearth - an acute insufficiencydearth - an acute insufficiency    
deficiency, lack, want - the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
2.dearth - an insufficient quantity or number
scarceness, scarcity - a small and inadequate amount
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dearth

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

dearth

noun
The condition of lacking a needed or usual amount:
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Translations
قِلَّه، قَحْط، نَقْص
nedostateknouze
knaphedmangel
nälänhätä
stygiustrūkumas
trukums

dearth

[dɜːθ] N [of food, resources, money] → escasez f; [of ideas] → carencia f
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dearth

[ˈdɜːrθ] n (= lack) [information, evidence, ability] → manque m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dearth

nMangel m (→ of an +dat); dearth of ideasGedankenarmut f; there is no dearth of young menan jungen Männern ist or herrscht kein Mangel
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dearth

[dɜːθ] n (of food, resources, ideas, money) → penuria, mancanza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

dearth

(dəːθ) noun
a lack of. They suffer from a dearth of resources and of experienced men.
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