dearth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dearth" in British English

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dearthnoun [S]

uk   /dɜːθ/  us   /dɝːθ/ formal
an ​amount or ​supply that is not ​large enough: a dearth of new ​homes in the ​region
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(Definition of dearth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dearth" in American English

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dearthnoun [U]

 us   /dɜrθ/
an ​amount of something that is too ​small: a ​lack: The ​region is ​suffering from a dearth of ​medical specialists.
(Definition of dearth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dearth" in Business English

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dearthnoun [S]

uk   us   /dɜːθ/
a ​situation when there is not enough of something: Human Resources ​managerscomplain that there is a dearth oftalentedcandidates.
(Definition of dearth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dearth”
in Spanish escasez, falta…
in Vietnamese sự khan hiếm…
in Malaysian kekurangan…
in Thai ความขาดแคลน…
in French pénurie…
in German der Mangel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不足,缺乏,缺少…
in Indonesian kekurangan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不足,缺乏,缺少…
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