English to Afrikaans Meaning :: scarce

Scarce :
- skaarsskaarste

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Adjective(1) deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
Adverb(1) only a very short time before(2) almost not

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(1) Coastal land resources are scarce because of high demand and low supply.(2) Uncluttered surface areas are scarce real estate anywhere in my house, especially the kitchen.(3) First, it would not require each country to expend scarce resources to build its own defenses against every air and missile threat.(4) This can often mean fighting for scarce resources, particularly when the demands on these resources come from the normal operational demands of the business.(5) Difficult choices must be made in the allocation of scarce resources between current and capital expenditure.(6) Public money is involved, by definition a scarce resource that has many competing claims to its use.(7) In critical care, networks have been used to increase efficiency and responsiveness by combining scarce resources to iron out the effect of variations in demand.(8) Even Sarah, who was seven, understood that money was tight and food was scarce .(9) Other flowers present that are now scarce in Suffolk include spiny restharrow and the yellow flowered sulphur clover.(10) In some ways it can be considered as a miniature flora of an area, highlighting the locally rare and scarce species.(11) At that moment the beast-man charged the Kshatriya; Viro scarce had time to roll.(12) Ordinary people, after all, just want to get along with their lives, with the routine and mundane task of eking out a living out of scarce resources.(13) Food was scarce and money flooded off the presses. 476 million rubles were printed in April, one billion in July.(14) The report says the common skate is so scarce recent surveys to assess their status failed to find a single one.(15) I must eat until sated: Early humans lived in an environment in which food resources were scarce .(16) Black market trading in scarce food and petrol puts inflation closer to 700%.
Related Words
(1) scarce resources ::
skaars hulpbronne
1. in short supply ::
'n tekort
2. scant ::
3. scanty ::
4. meager ::
5. sparse ::
6. short ::
7. hard to find ::
moeilik om te vind
8. hard to come by ::
moeilik om te kom deur
9. too little ::
te min
10. insufficient ::
11. deficient ::
12. inadequate ::
14. wanting ::
15. at a premium ::
teen 'n premie
16. paltry ::
17. negligible ::
21. exiguous ::
22. scarcely ::
23. hardly ::
24. just ::
25. barely ::
1. abundant ::
2. ample ::
3. bountiful ::
4. generous ::
5. liberal ::
6. plenteous ::
7. plentiful ::
Different Forms
scarce, scarceness
Word Example from TV Shows

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...and I\'d appreciate it if you would,
you know, make yourself scarce.

...and I'd appreciate it if you would, you know, make yourself SCARCE.

The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 2

And scarce any man
hath enough of it.

And SCARCE any man hath enough of it.

Westworld Season 2, Episode 3

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