Part of speech:
Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
Not occurring regularly; occasional or rare:
Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
Intended for use as the occasion requires:
Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; scanty; meager; not enough.
Insufficient; not enough
The definition of scarce is a situation where there is too little of something or where something exists only in very small numbers.
Loosely distributed; strewn:
Barely or not quite enough; somewhat less in size, fullness, etc. than is needed; scanty
Being in excess of what is needed; extra:
Having an abundance of something; abounding:
Providing or producing an abundance:
Characterized by richness, abundance, or extravagance, as in ornamentation, invention, etc., often tending to excess
Complete in every particular:
Extremely scanty; meager.
To be pitied.
(Chiefly Southern US) Sickly; ill.
Stinging or capable of stinging
(Informal) Contemptibly slight, worthless, or skimpy
Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent:
Being more than is usual, required, or permitted:
The definition of rare is something that exists in limited quantities, that is unusually good, or meat that is not cooked until it is well done.
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