6 Letters
4 Consonants
2 Vowels
1 Syllables
Old French
Type Of Speech
You can use scarce as a article, adverb or as a adjective satellite in a sentence.
School Grade
Scarce is set as a grade eight word that starts with s, ends with e, 1 syllables, 2 vowels and 6 letters.
Word Information
A 1 syllables article with the letters a, c, e, r and s, 4 consonants, 2 vowels and 1 syllables. The starting characters are s, sc, sca, scar, scarc, and ending characters are e, ce, rce, arce, carce, with 6 letters..
Article Examples
deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand;
"fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
Adjective Satellite Examples
not enough;
hard to find;
"meat was scarce during the war"
Adverb Examples
by a small margin;
"they could barely hear the speaker";
"we hardly knew them";
"just missed being hit";
"had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open";
"would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Scarce"

There are 113 synonyms available. These are words that have a similar meaning, mean the same thing or have close definition to scarce.

Synonym Definition
Almost Unheard Of
At A Premium
Barelyby a small margin
"they could barely hear the speaker"
"we hardly knew them"
"just missed being hit"
"had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"
"would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
Besprentsprinkled over
"glistening grass besprent with raindrops"
Cheaprelatively low in price or charging low prices
"it would have been cheap at twice the price"
"inexpensive family restaurants"
Cheeseparinggiving or spending with reluctance
"our cheeseparing administration"
"very close (or near) with his money"
"a penny-pinching miserly old man"
Chinchyembarrassingly stingy
Chintzyembarrassingly stingy
Closethe concluding part of any performance
Confusedmentally confused
unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
"the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"

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There are 1 words that have the opposite meaning of scarce.

Antonym Definition
Abundantpresent in great quantity
"an abundant supply of water"


There are 1 anagrams from scarce.

Anagram Definition
Scarcedeficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
"fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"

View English words with the unique letters used in scarce. Words With The Letters Acers

Similar Words

There are 2 words that are similar to "Scarce".

Similar Word Definition
Rarenot widely distributed;
"rare herbs";
"rare patches of gree in the desert"
Tightaffected by scarcity and expensive to borrow;
"tight money";
"a tight market"

See Also (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Scarce"

There are 3 words/phrases you might want to use in relation to scarce.

See Also Definition
Meagerdeficient in amount or quality or extent;
"meager resources";
"meager fare"
Meagerlydeficient in amount or quality or extent;
"meager resources";
"meager fare"
Meagredeficient in amount or quality or extent;
"meager resources";
"meager fare"

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