形容词比较级:scarcer 最高级:scarcest 名词:scarceness
1 not easily obtained and much less than is needed 难获得而不足的
*scarce resources, supplies, etc 资源、供应等不足
* It was wartime and food was scarce. 那时是战争时期, 食物短缺. Cf 参看 plentiful.
2 [pred 作表语] not often found; rare 稀有; 罕见
*This book is now scarce. 这书现在很难得. => Usage at rare1 用法见rare1.
3 (idm 习语) make oneself `scarce (infml 口) go away; avoid others 走开; 溜走; 不露面
*He's in a bad mood, so I'll make myself scarce. 他情绪不好, 我得躲着点.
1. Hotel accommodation is scarce. 旅馆的房间不足.
2. Many natural materials are becoming scarce. 许多天然原料越来越少.
3. Food and fuel were scarce in this region. 这地区食物和燃料都很缺乏。