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Scarce meaning

scarce - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.
  2. 2. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy.
  3. 3. Alt. of Scarcely
  4. 4. Scantily supplied ( with); deficient ( in); - with of.
  5. 5. Not abundant; rare.
  6. 6. Scarceness, scarcity.

scarce - examples of usage

  1. But game had now become so scarce that I usually left my gun at home. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. " I shall write to your wife," said the lady, so gently that Virginia could scarce hear, " and tell her that you are cared for. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. As for the other young man, the sooner he makes himself scarce the better. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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