paucity


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pau·ci·ty

 (pô′sĭ-tē)
n.
1. Smallness of number; fewness.
2. Scarcity; dearth: a paucity of natural resources.

[Middle English paucite, from Old French, from Latin paucitās, from paucus, few; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

paucity

(ˈpɔːsɪtɪ)
n
1. smallness of quantity; insufficiency; dearth
2. smallness of number; fewness
[C15: from Latin paucitās scarcity, from paucus few]

pau•ci•ty

(ˈpɔ sɪ ti)

n.
1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness.
2. smallness or insufficiency of number; fewness.
[1375–1425; late Middle English paucite < Latin paucitās, derivative of paucus few; see -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paucity - an insufficient quantity or number
scarceness, scarcity - a small and inadequate amount

paucity

paucity

noun
Translations
niukkuus

paucity

[ˈpɔːsɪtɪ] Nescasez f, insuficiencia f

paucity

[ˈpɔːsɪti] npénurie f, carence f

paucity

n (liter)Mangel m (→ of an +dat)

paucity

[ˈpɔːsɪtɪ] n (frm) → scarsità
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I was not boy, nor youth, despite my paucity of years.
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The carriers' men were able to supplement the paucity of the written words with a few more details.
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