Dearth and Want


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Dearth noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: there was a dearth of usable firewood at the campsite

Want is a synonym for dearth in lack topic. In some cases you can use "Want" instead a noun "Dearth", when it comes to topics like amount, necessity, excess, deficiency. popular alternative
Synonyms for Dearth


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Want noun – The fact or state of being absent.
Usage example: the proverb that begins, “for want of a nail, the shoe was lost”

Dearth is a synonym for want in lack topic. You can use "Dearth" instead a noun "Want", if it concerns topics such as amount, excess, deficiency, scarcity. popular alternative
Nearby Words: wanting, wanted
Synonyms for Want

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