Word "SCARCE" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Adverb
Definition:
almost not
Synonyms:
barely, hardly, scarcely
Examples:
he was scarce sixteen years old
they scarcely ever used the emergency generator

Part of Speech:
Adverb
Definition:
only a very short time before
Synonyms:
barely, hardly, just, scarcely
Examples:
had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave

Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
Examples:
fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought

Crossword Clues for SCARCE

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Clue Source Date
In short supply LA Times Daily 01 Sep 2022
Opposite of abundant USA Today 23 Jul 2022
Panic about carbon being in short supply The Telegraph Toughie 20 Jul 2022
Uncommon The Telegraph Quick 25 May 2022
Hard to find The Washington Post 09 May 2022
Hard to find LA Times Daily 09 May 2022
In short supply Irish Times Simplex 06 Apr 2022
In short supply LA Times Daily 21 Mar 2022
In short supply The Washington Post 21 Mar 2022
Not enough to meet demand Irish Times Simplex 12 Mar 2022
Uncommon Thomas Joseph 01 Mar 2022
Unoccupied cottage on cliff in demand The Guardian Cryptic 08 Feb 2022
Uncommon Thomas Joseph 21 Jan 2022
Uncommon Thomas Joseph 06 Jan 2022
Thin on the ground The Guardian Quick 03 Dec 2021
In short supply The Telegraph Quick 01 Oct 2021
Not seen a lot LA Times Daily 20 Aug 2021
Not seen a lot The Washington Post 20 Aug 2021
Rare panic involving copyright The Telegraph Cryptic 09 Aug 2021
In short supply Irish Times Simplex 29 Jul 2021
In short supply Irish Times Simplex 21 May 2021
Not at all plentiful Family Time 25 Apr 2021
Rare shock where Charlie enters The Sun Two Speed 17 Apr 2021
Uncommon The Sun Two Speed 17 Apr 2021
Not enough to meet demand Irish Times Simplex 17 Apr 2021
Few and far between Universal 02 Apr 2021
Mark at church? That's rare The Sun Two Speed 25 Feb 2021
In short supply Wall Street Journal 01 Feb 2021
Panic about cans, initially in short supply The Telegraph Cryptic 25 Jan 2021
Uncommon to see panic gripping Conservative The Telegraph Toughie 19 Jan 2021
Hard to come by Wall Street Journal 16 Jan 2021
Rare The Telegraph Quick 10 Jan 2021
Rare fright catching cold The Sun Two Speed 04 Jan 2021
Rare shock: Charlie allowed in The Sun Two Speed 31 Dec 2020
Like hen's teeth New York Times 31 Oct 2020
Social secretary loses royalties, in short Irish Times Crosaire 01 Sep 2020
More common than rare Newsday 12 Aug 2020
Rare The Times Concise 21 Jul 2020
Rare panic involving head of chambers The Telegraph Cryptic 22 Jun 2020
Uncommon Premier Sunday 24 May 2020
In short supply USA Today 16 Dec 2019
Uncommon Thomas Joseph 17 Jul 2019
Like gold dust The Times Concise 24 Feb 2019
Insufficient to meet demand Irish Times Simplex 27 Dec 2018
Like hens' teeth, so it's said USA Today 22 Dec 2018
Rare defect on church The Telegraph Cryptic 08 Oct 2018
Not often seen LA Times Daily 07 Oct 2018
Not often seen The Washington Post 07 Oct 2018
Not at all abundant LA Times Daily 10 Sep 2018
Not at all abundant The Washington Post 10 Sep 2018
Rarely encountered The Sun Two Speed 01 Sep 2018
It's rare to see Conservative in panic The Telegraph Cryptic 23 Aug 2018
Like 1909's 39-Across USA Today 21 Jun 2018
Rare blemish on church The Telegraph Cryptic 26 May 2018
Not plentiful Universal 16 May 2018
Few and far between Wall Street Journal 07 Apr 2018
Uncommon Eugene Sheffer 15 Feb 2018
Like hens' teeth, so it's said
Not often seen
Not at all abundant
Few and far between
Not plentiful
Like 1909's 39-Across
Hardly plentiful USA Today 27 Dec 2017
In short supply The Telegraph Quick 21 Dec 2017
Rare crustacean lets go of tuna Irish Times Crosaire 01 Dec 2017
Not often found Irish Times Simplex 21 Sep 2017
Like collectible items Universal 31 Jul 2017
__ as hen's teeth (rather rare) Newsday 11 Jul 2017
Like rationing candidates Universal 03 Feb 2017
Like collectible items
Hardly plentiful
Uncommon LA Times Daily 05 Jun 2016
Hard to find New York Times 15 May 2016
Hard to come by Newsday 28 Apr 2016
Insufficient The Sun Two Speed 05 Jan 2016
Blemish on church is rarely encountered The Sun Two Speed 05 Jan 2016
Uncommon
Not often found Newsday 29 Oct 2015
Like water in the desert Universal 09 Oct 2015
Not at all abundant Newsday 23 Sep 2015
Not plentiful The Telegraph Quick 14 Sep 2015
Very limited Newsday 27 Jun 2015
Not around much LA Times Daily 02 Apr 2015
Southern concern about cold is rare The Telegraph Cryptic 26 Mar 2015
Deficient Conservative in panic The Telegraph Cryptic 06 Feb 2015
Seldom seen LA Times Daily 04 Jan 2015
Not around much
Very limited
Not around much
Seldom seen
Not at all abundant
Like water in the desert
Not often found
Hard to find
Hard to get
Not easy to come by
Hard to find
Not widely available
Pretty hard to find
Rare
Like embargoed goods
"Make yourself ___!"
Hard to find
Like hen's teeth
Few and far between
What the crowd is for starter bands
Uncommon
Like hen's teeth
Hard to find
In short supply
Hard to come by
Hard to come by
Few and far between
In short supply
"Make yourself ___"
Seldom seen
Not easy to come by
Seldom seen
In short supply
Few and far between
Something to make yourself
Not abundant
Hard to dig up
Inadequate
Few and far between
Hard to dig up
Not easy to come by
Not easy to come by
Subject to rationing
Rarely encountered
Like hens' teeth
Like hen's teeth
Rare
Hard to find
Like hen's teeth
Not easily found
Elusive
Way to make yourself?
Way to make yourself?
Hard to find
Hard to come by
Like cabs on a rainy day, seemingly
Hard to come by
Like capital letters in many E. E. Cummings poems
One way to make yourself
Like hen's teeth, so to speak
Limited
Hard to find
Tough to find
At a premium
Hard to find
Hard to find
Like some resources
Like hen's teeth
Numismatist's description
88 Something to make yourself
Like cabs on a rainy day
Like hens' teeth
Meager
Inadequate
Rare
Like some Beanie Babies
In short supply
Tough to find
Like hen's teeth
In short supply
Like hens' teeth
Hard to find
Hard to get
Rare
Infrequent
Like farmland in Ethiopia
Hard to find
Like the nene
Uncommon
Few and far between
Infrequent.
Uncommon.
Hard to find.
Hard to get.
Seldom seen.
Rarely seen.
Seldom met with.
Not abundant.
Meager.
Like hen's teeth.
Wanting.
Few and far between
Difficult to find
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