Synonyms of famine in English:

famine


See US English definition of famine

See UK English definition of famine

See Spanish definition of hambruna

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