paucity

[ paw-si-tee ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness

Origin + Etymology

from Old French paucite or Latin paucitas, from paucus ‘few’

Synonyms

  • dearth
  • insufficiency
  • smallness

Antonyms

  • sufficiency
  • abundance
  • enough
  • plenty
  • affluence

Example

The student has an amazing amount of energy which covers for the paucity of his work.

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