paucity
[ paw-si-tee ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
from Old French paucite or Latin paucitas, from paucus ‘few’
Synonyms
  • dearth
  • insufficiency
  • smallness
Antonyms
  • sufficiency
  • abundance
  • enough
  • plenty
  • affluence
Definition
smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness
Example
The student has an amazing amount of energy which covers for the paucity of his work.
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