Middle English paucitefrom Old French from Latin paucitāsfrompaucusfewpau-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinpaucitas (“a small number, fewness, scarcity"), from paucus (“few, little").
Paucity Sentence Examples
Paucity of evidence makes the first difficult.
A difficulty has been in the paucity of examples, more due to the neglect of collectors than the rarity of specimens.
This paucity of animal life seems inconsistent with the theory that the islands were once connected with the mainland.
Owing to the absence of rivers, the paucity of springs, and the almost complete deforestation, Antigua is subject to frequent droughts, and although the average rainfall is 45.6 in., the variations from year to year are great.
That pattern could simply reflect the paucity of records, particularly from earlier centuries.