Shortage adjectives are listed in this post. Each word below can often be found in front of the noun shortage in the same sentence. This reference page can help answer the question what are some adjectives commonly used for describing SHORTAGE.
actual, acute, apparent, chronic, critical
current, desperate, dire, extreme, general
global, great, impending, national, nationwide
physician, possible, real, relative, serious
severe, significant, temporary, worldwide
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