- n. 缺乏；饥馑；粮食不足
- n. (Dearth)人名；(英)迪尔思
- dearth (n.)
- mid-13c., derthe "scarcity" (originally used of famines, when food was costly because scarce; extended to other situations of scarcity from early 14c.), abstract noun formed from root of Old English deore "precious, costly" (see dear) + abstract noun suffix -th (2). Common Germanic formation, though not always with the same sense (cognates: Old Saxon diurtha "splendor, glory, love," Middle Dutch dierte, Dutch duurte, Old High German tiurida "glory").
- 1. There was a dearth of reliable information on the subject.
- 2. There is a dearth of good children's plays.
- 3. In our dearth of ack - ack guns all sorts of contrivances were used.
- 4. We strolled along streets that the dearth of motor traffic made appear both old - fashioned and serene.
- 5. The dearth of money now must put reform and centre.
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