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1. shortage

noun. ['ˈʃɔrtədʒ, ˈʃɔrtɪdʒ'] the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required.

Synonyms

  • deficit
  • inadequacy
  • insufficiency
  • oxygen deficit
  • deficiency

Antonyms

  • sufficiency
  • lead
  • abundance
  • satisfactoriness

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • short (English)
  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Shortage

  • reportage
  • portage

Example sentences of the word shortage


1. Noun, singular or mass
There is no shortage of products that a nonprofit organization can sell to make money.

Quotes containing the word shortage


1. there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. Clearly, America has no shortage of metaphorical opportunities for the poor.
- Stephen Colbert, I Am America

3. Your least favorite virtue, or nominee for the most overrated one? Faith. Closely followed—in view of the overall shortage of time—by patience.
- Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

2. shortage

noun. ['ˈʃɔrtədʒ, ˈʃɔrtɪdʒ'] an acute insufficiency.

Synonyms

  • lack
  • dearth
  • want
  • deficiency

Antonyms

  • presence
  • have
  • include
  • despair

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • short (English)
  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))
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