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1. drought

noun. ['ˈdraʊt'] a shortage of rainfall.

Synonyms

  • drouth
  • xerotes
  • waterlessness

Antonyms

  • emotionality
  • intemperance
  • regulation time
  • work time

Etymology

  • drugaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Drought

  • stake-out
  • how-about
  • without
  • throughout
  • strout
  • sprout
  • reroute
  • redoubt
  • devout
  • troutt
  • trout
  • stoute
  • stout
  • spout
  • snout
  • shrout
  • scout
  • prout
  • krout
  • kraut
  • grout
  • flout
  • crout
  • clout
  • all-out
  • about
  • tout
  • thuot
  • shout
  • routt

How do you pronounce drought?

Pronounce drought as draʊt.

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How to spell drought? Is it drugt? Or droght? Common misspellings are:

  • drugt
  • droght

Sentences with drought


1. Adjective
Human activities, such as ground clearance and changes in land use, can exacerbate drought situations.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Canary seed grows well wherever wheat flourishes but is not as drought tolerant.

3. Verb, past tense
Green ash tolerates drought and wind.

Quotes about drought


1. Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing."~ Sam (Hilary Duff), A Cinderella Story
- Hilary Duff

2. If the river has a soul, it's a peaceful one. If it has a lesson to impart, that lesson is patience. There will be drought, it says; there will be floods; the ice will form, the ice will melt; the water will flow and blend into the river's brackish mouth, then join the ocean between Lewes and Cape May, endlessly, forever, amen.
- Therese Anne Fowler, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

3. This is precisely how someone speaks who imagines that he is the world's divinely appointed ruler: 'I will not LET them starve. I will not LET the drought come. I will not LET the river flood.
- Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

2. drought

noun. ['ˈdraʊt'] a prolonged shortage.

Synonyms

  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • downtime
  • overtime
  • uptime
  • day

Etymology

  • drugaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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