Synonyms of 'dearth'

absence, aridity, birth control, contraception, default, defect, deficiency, exiguity, exiguousness, famine, impotence, ineffectualness, infecundity, infrequency, insufficiency, lack, meagerness, miss, need, paucity, poverty, privation, rarity, scarcity, shortage, sterility, uncommonness, want