Drought vs Rainlessness - What's the difference?

drought | rainlessness |


As nouns the difference between drought and rainlessness

is that drought is a period of below average rainfall, longer and more severe than a dry spell while rainlessness is the state or condition of being rainless; lack of rain; drought.

drought

English

Alternative forms

* drouth

Noun

(en noun)
  • A period of below average rainfall, longer and more severe than a dry spell.
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  • , author=Donald Worster , title=A Drier and Hotter Future , volume=100, issue=1, page=70 , magazine= citation , passage=Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought , and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.}}
  • (by extension, informal) A longer than expected term without success, particularly in sport.
  • rainlessness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state or condition of being rainless; lack of rain; drought