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droughts

[ drout ]SEE DEFINITION OF droughts

Synonyms for droughts

  • lack
  • scarcity
  • aridity
  • dearth
  • deficiency
  • dehydration
  • desiccation
  • insufficiency
  • need
  • want
  • dry spell
  • parchedness
  • rainlessness
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Antonyms for droughts

  • abundance
  • excess
  • surplus
  • plenty
  • sufficiency
  • monsoon
  • wetness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DROUGHTS

Surrounded by the sea, it is free from Indian droughts and famines.

In 1324 we read of droughts, locusts, inundations and earthquakes.

Droughts are by far the most formidable foe of the agriculturist.

The sky and the cacti and the droughts of Arizona are stamped in on the brain as one reads.

Floods are bad but droughts are an evil, also, which a city has to forestall.

But droughts and the tick pest had cut them down to less than 2½ millions in 1903.

The droughts of midsummer may injure but not necessarily destroy the flowers.

The area has been periodically subjected to droughts and floods.

Moreover, it was liable to droughts and floods recurring at fixed seasons.

Aim to have the pods set before the droughts of midsummer come.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English drugað, drugoð "drought, dryness, desert," from Proto-Germanic *drugothaz, from Germanic root *dreug- "dry" (cf high/height) with *-itho, Germanic suffix for forming abstract nouns (see -th (2)). Drouth was a Middle English variant continued in Scottish and northern English dialect and in poetry.