Etymology
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scarceness (n.)

mid-14c., scarsnes, "stinginess" (a sense now obsolete); see scarce + -ness. By late 14c. as "insufficiency, want, dearth." By 1670s as "uncommonness, rarity."

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Definitions of scarceness

scarceness (n.)
a small and inadequate amount;
Synonyms: scarcity
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