Definition of scarceness in US English:

scarceness

noun

  • See scarce

    • ‘The eiresione and the first-fruit sacrifice are typical signs of seasonal renewal: the first signs of coming prosperity after the scarceness of the winter period.’
    • ‘When the colonists arrived, they, too, were sustained by maple syrup due to the scarceness of white sugar.’
    • ‘Munificence relates to the scarceness of environment resources that support firm growth in a given industry.’
    • ‘Parenthetically, note that the rarity of the examples here presented does not imply the scarceness of the custom.’
    • ‘This last component supposedly arose in response to the scarceness of Arabic speakers in America's armed forces and intelligence organizations.’

Pronunciation

scarceness

/ˈskersnəs//ˈskɛrsnəs/