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(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.”
3. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy. [Obs.] “Too scarce
ne too sparing.”
To make one's self scarce
, to decamp; to depart. [Slang]
Syn: Rare; infrequent; deficient. See Rare