paucity (PÔ-sĭ-tē)


Definition (Noun) Smallness of quantity or size; thinness; the presence of something in only small amounts; scantiness; a small or scant quantity. In Context "He had the best library for miles around, yet still there was a paucity of books, a paucity that he turned into an opportunity." Robert L. Dorman, A Word for Nature: Four Pioneering Environmental Advocates, 1845-1913, 1998.