Antonyms of adj rife

2 senses of rife

Sense 1
prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife -- (most frequent or common; "prevailing winds")

INDIRECT (VIA frequent) -> infrequent -- (not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals; "infrequent outbursts of temper")

Sense 2
overabundant, plethoric, rife -- (excessively abundant)

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

Similarity of adj rife

2 senses of rife

Sense 1
prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife -- (most frequent or common; "prevailing winds")
       => frequent (vs. infrequent) -- (coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints")

Sense 2
overabundant, plethoric, rife -- (excessively abundant)
       => abundant (vs. scarce) -- (present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water")

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