Synonyms of famine in English:

famine


See definition of famine

noun

1‘the nation is threatened by famine’

SYNONYMS
scarcity of food, food shortages
deprivation, want
ANTONYMS

plenty

2‘the cotton famine of the 1860s’

SYNONYMS
shortage, scarcity, lack, dearth, want, deficiency, insufficiency, shortfall, undersupply, scantiness, rareness, paucity, poverty, drought, unavailability
rare exiguity, exiguousness