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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A small amount or number; scarcity.

Usage examples (35)
  • There was a paucity of drinking water during the drought.
  • Some writers would not use the word paucity in this place without first knowing the meaning of it, but I am not that way.
  • Recalling the paucity of firearms among the people on the boat he felt that a single weapon could be ill spared.
  • The Blur frontman said he would not be taking part in Live 8 and called the paucity of African and black artists on the bill an “oversight” on the part of the organizers. for more
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