Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Scarce"

The meaning of "Scarce" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "scarce" mean?
A: very little "they had a scarce amount of food" is an example
Q: What does scarce mean?
A: Example: "Most of the crops are gone, so food is scarce. There's not enough for everyone."
Q: What does scarce mean?
A: - very few / very small in amount

Example sentences using "Scarce"

Q: Please show me example sentences with scarce .
A: "The crops are very scarce this season."
"Rain is very scarce where I'm from."
"These indangered animals are quite scarce, you're quite lucky you got to see them."
Q: Please show me example sentences with scarce.
A: Permanent jobs are scarce due to the dwindling economy.

Synonyms of "Scarce" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between scarce and scanty ?
A: Scarce means not enough of something to meet the need for it, especially when referring to food or water.

Scanty is a word and has a similar meaning. I have never heard it before in my life until now and had to look it up in a dictionary. Don't bother ever using it. Most native English speakers probably don't even know what it means.
Q: What is the difference between scarce and scant and meager ?
A: They are similar in meaning (not enough) but they do carry some different nuances in usage.

Scarce carries the nuance of being not enough to satisfy demand.
That book is scarce. We could not find it on any of the online sites.

Scant carries the nuance of being barely enough.
He received some scant justice.

Meager just means insufficient, or not enough.
That was a meager meal.
Q: What is the difference between scarce and rare ?
A: "Water is scarce" = there's hardly any water here, but if you went somewhere else you'd be able to find some.

"Water is rare" = all over the world, water is uncommon. It is very difficult to find water, no matter where you go.

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