Escasez in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
feminine noun
1. shortage (insuficiencia); poverty (pobreza)
  • escasez de mano de obra labor shortage
1 (insuficiencia) shortage; scarcity (formal)
escasez de agua shortage o scarcity (formal) of water; escasez de fondos shortage of funds; hay escasez de medicamentos there is a shortage of medicine; medicine is in short supply; escasez de mano de obra/viviendas labour/housing shortage
2 (pobreza) poverty
viven en la escasez they live in poverty
3 escaseces (apuros)
han pasado muchas escaseces they suffered great hardships
4 (tacañería) meanness; stinginess
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