What is the opposite of plenty?

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Noun
Opposite of a situation in which food and other necessities are available in sufficiently large quantities
“He and his family lived in abject poverty until a lucky break enabled him to make a comeback.”
Noun
Opposite of a large number of something
Noun
Opposite of a great amount
“The lack of resources would further delay the completion of our renovations.”
Noun
Opposite of an abundant amount
“I only have a little of what you need.”
Noun
Opposite of privileged circumstances, especially denoted by wealth
“He was a single father of four children, had lived a life of hardship and hurt, and was barely making it financially.”
Noun
Opposite of a period of prosperity or economic growth
“Williams' one worry is that budget politics may put a crimp in the market down the road, especially if there is a prolonged economic recession.”
Noun
Opposite of prefix used at the start of a sentence as emphasis
Nothing will matter if the boss disapproves.”
Noun
(also used as pronoun in some contexts) Opposite of the greater part of a group
Little of the food served to us that night was appetizing.”
Pronoun
Opposite of a large or sufficient amount or quantity
“David didn't like the feeling of helplessness, but there was little he could do about it.”
Pronoun
Opposite of a sufficient or adequate quantity or amount
“Unfortunately, there is insufficient to go around!”
Adjective
(obsolete) Opposite of being plentiful or more than enough in quantity
“The supplies of raw jute are insufficient this season and this shortage is having a drastic effect on the current market.”
Adverb
(hyperbolic) Opposite of many or the majority of things
“There was little I could do to console such a despondent soul.”
Adverb
Opposite of to a great degree or extent
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