HyperDic: deficient

English > 3 senses of the word deficient:
ADJECTIVEalldeficient, lacking, wantinginadequate in amount or degree
alldeficient, insufficientof a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
alldeficient, inferior, substandardfalling ... / falling short of some prescribed norm
deficient > pronunciation
Soundsdihfih'shahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > deficient: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginadequate in amount or degree.
Examples
  • "a deficient education"
  • "deficient in common sense"
Synonymslacking, wanting
Broaderinadequate, unequalLacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Spanishcarente, deficiente
Catalandeficient, mancat
Nounsdeficiencylack of an adequate quantity or number
English > deficient: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement.
Synonyminsufficient
Attribute ofquantityAn adequate or large amount
Narrowerdepleted, lowno longer sufficient
inadequate, poor, short, jejunenot sufficient to meet / meet a need
lean, skimpyContaining little excess
light, scant, shortless than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
shyshort
See alsomeager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpyDeficient in amount or quality or extent
OppositesufficientOf a quantity that can fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant
Spanishdeficiente, insuficiente
Catalandeficient, insuficient
Nounsdeficiencylack of an adequate quantity or number
English > deficient: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningfalling ... / falling short of some prescribed norm.
Synonymsinferior, substandard
BroadernonstandardVarying from or not adhering to a standard
Spanishdeficiente, inferior, subestándar
Catalandeficient
Nounsdeficiencythe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

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