Antonyms for scarce


Grammar : Adj
Spell : skairs
Phonetic Transcription : skɛərs


Définition scarce

Origin :
  • c.1300, "restricted in quantity," from Old North French scars "scanty, scarce" (Old French eschars, Modern French échars) from Vulgar Latin *scarsus, from *escarpsus, from *excarpere "pluck out," from classical Latin excerpere "pluck out" (see excerpt). As an adverb early 14c. from the adjective. Phrase to make oneself scarce "go away" first attested 1771, noted as a current "cant phrase." Related: Scarcely.
  • adj insufficient, infrequent
Example sentences :
  • Maybe he museth, but he had scarce a word to say for himself.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The Jews were the subjects of a foreign race and money was scarce.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • She had left it impulsively, she admitted, scarce knowing what she did.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Scarce was there an eye but what was suffused with tears of joy.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • "And so belabored as to be scarce able to crawl along it," cried a third.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We have a vantage, since we see them against the light and they can scarce see us.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There are trees and to spare over yonder, but we have scarce leisure to make for them.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Nay, I scarce think that they would have mishandled you so," said Alleyne in surprise.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "So little that I scarce dare speak of it in your presence," Alleyne answered.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But the sun already is low in the west, and there will scarce be light for these courses.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle

Synonyms for scarce

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