Definition: not sufficient
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): scant, sparse
Antonym(s): ample, plentiful
1. Because water is scarce in the desert, the tribespeople know not to waste it.
2. Foodstuffs like bread, milk, and bottled water were scarce during the category 5 hurricane.
3. Since money is scarce, my children will not receive holiday gifts this year.