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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: scarce(0.01145 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to scarce.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
adj 1: not enough; hard to find; “meat was scarce during the war”
2: deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand;
“fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought” [ant: abundant]
adv : by a small margin; “they could barely hear the speaker”; “we
hardly knew them”; “just missed being hit”; “had
scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open”; “would
have scarce arrived before she would have found some
excuse to leave”- W.B.Yeats [syn: barely, hardly, just,
English → English (gcide)
Scarce \Scarce\, Scarcely \Scarce"ly\, adv.
1. With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.
With a scarce well-lighted flame. --Milton.
The eldest scarcely five year was of age. --Chaucer.
Slowly she sails, and scarcely stems the tides.
He had scarcely finished, when the laborer arrived
who had been sent for my ransom. --W. Irving.
2. Frugally; penuriously. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Scarce \Scarce\ (sk[^a]rs), a. [Compar. Scarcer
(sk[^a]r"s[~e]r); superl. Scarcest.] [OE. scars, OF.
escars, eschars, LL. scarpsus, excarpsus, for L. excerptus,
p. p. of excerpere to pick out, and hence to contract, to
shorten; ex (see Ex-) + carpere. See Carpet, and cf.
1. Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion
to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.
You tell him silver is scarcer now in England, and
therefore risen one fifth in value. --Locke.
The scarcest of all is a Pescennius Niger on a
medallion well preserved. --Addison.
2. Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); -- with of.
[Obs.] “A region scarce of prey.” --Milton.
3. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy. [Obs.] “Too scarce
ne too sparing.” --Chaucer.
To make one's self scarce, to decamp; to depart. [Slang]
Syn: Rare; infrequent; deficient. See Rare.