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Dearth (IPA: /ˈdɝθ/)

Dearth (n.)

Scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically, lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine.


Family name


Poem by Florence Earle Coates

Dearth Synonyms

Shortage, Famine

Dearth Synonyms


Dearth Rhymes

Berth, Birth, Dearth, Earth, Firth, Furth, Gerth, Girth, Hirth, Kerth, Kurth, Mirth, Perth, Werth, Wirth, Worth, Wurth

Rebirth, Unearth, Wentworth

Dearth (Last Name / Surname)

Dearth is the #12,881 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 2,389 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Dearth in Spanish is Escasez

Tagalog Translation

Dearth in Tagalog is Kakulangan

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers; There was lack of woman's nursing, there was dearth of woman's tears." - War

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Caused by a dearth of scandal should the vapors Distress our fair ones"”let them read the papers." - Journalism

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Out of the chill and the shadow, Into the thrill and the shine; Out of the dearth and the famine, Into the fulness divine." - Death

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