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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lacking sufficient supply; a shortage.

Usage examples (39)
  • The campfire waned due to a dearth of available firewood.
  • If folk be scarce as food in dearth ne’er let three lots come near ye:
  • Dungy calls dearth of minority head coaches in major college football 'disgraceful'
  • Dungy called the dearth of minority head coaches in major college football "disgraceful." for more
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