Antonyms of adj plentiful

3 senses of plentiful

Sense 1
plentiful -- (existing in great number or quantity; "rhinoceroses were once plentiful here")

INDIRECT (VIA abundant) -> scarce -- (deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought")

Sense 2
ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich -- (affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply")

INDIRECT (VIA abundant) -> scarce -- (deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought")

Sense 3
bountiful, plentiful -- (producing in abundance; "the bountiful earth"; "a plentiful year"; "fruitful soil")

INDIRECT (VIA fruitful) -> unfruitful -- (not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production)

Similarity of adj plentiful

3 senses of plentiful

Sense 1
plentiful -- (existing in great number or quantity; "rhinoceroses were once plentiful here")
       => abundant (vs. scarce) -- (present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water")

Sense 2
ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich -- (affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply")
       => abundant (vs. scarce) -- (present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water")

Sense 3
bountiful, plentiful -- (producing in abundance; "the bountiful earth"; "a plentiful year"; "fruitful soil")
       => fruitful (vs. unfruitful) -- (productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply")

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