scarce Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “scarce” in the English Dictionary

"scarce" in British English

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uk   /skeəs/  us   /skers/
C1 not ​easy to ​find or get: Food and ​cleanwater were ​becoming scarce. scarce ​resources
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literary old-fashioned
almost not: I could scarce ​believe my ​eyes.
(Definition of scarce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scarce" in American English

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scarceadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /skeərs/
not ​available in ​necessaryamounts, or ​rare: Jobs are scarce.
(Definition of scarce from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"scarce" in Business English

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uk   us   /skeəs/
not ​easy to ​find or get: Jobs are scarce around here. This is a huge ​waste of scarce ​resources.
make yourself scarce informal to go away from a difficult ​situation in ​order to ​avoid trouble: Things were going badly at the ​meeting, so he made himself scarce.
(Definition of scarce from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scarce”
in Korean 부족한, 드문…
in Arabic نادِر…
in Malaysian sukar didapati…
in French rare…
in Russian недостаточный, скудный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 難得的,稀有的,罕見的…
in Italian scarso…
in Turkish nadir, yetersiz, az…
in Polish skąpy, niewystarczający…
in Spanish escaso, poco común/frecuente…
in Vietnamese khan hiếm…
in Portuguese escasso, insuficiente, parco…
in Thai ไม่มาก, ไม่พอ…
in German knapp…
in Catalan escàs…
in Japanese まれな, 乏しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 难得的,稀有的,罕见的…
in Indonesian sedikit…
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