dearth dearth  /ˈdɜrθ/


  1. (n) an acute insufficiency
  2. (n) an insufficient quantity or number



  1. With pulp fiction dominating the market, there is a dearth of good novels and novellas in the bookstores.
  2. With diet food flooding the stores, there is a dearth of genuine food in the market.
  3. There is not dearth of talent in this country. Only it begs to be nurtured.


  1. A newly discovered old map of the Battle of Craney Island | Our Story

    Unlike the Civil War, the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads left such a dearth of artifacts and records that it's been tough finding ways to illustrate what are some pretty dramatic but strangely invisible stories.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Daily Press

  2. Stock Downgrades: Dark Day for Lululemon

    You know it's a dull day on Wall Street when, amid a dearth of economic data, a packaging stock is easily the NYSE's top performer. Not to take anything away from KapStone's ( KS ) 17.90%
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

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