Synonyms: scarcity, dearth

Sentence: The king lost the battle because of paucity of soldiers in his army.

Under The Lens: Paucity Etymology

Paucity comes from the Latin root paucus (few, little). Paucity means scarcity or fewness. From the same root we get the word pauper which means a very poor person or someone who has little or no means to support himself.

 

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