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Synonyms for deficiency
dɪˈfɪʃ ən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, want(noun)

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, want, privation, lack, inadequacy, insufficiency

  2. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency(noun)

    lack of an adequate quantity or number

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

    Synonyms:
    lack, inadequacy, want, inadequateness, insufficiency

Wiktionary

  1. deficiency(noun)

    Antonyms:
    excess

  2. deficiency(noun)

    Antonyms:
    excess

  3. deficiency(noun)

    An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.

    Antonyms:
    excess

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deficiency

    Synonyms:
    want, imperfection, lack, shortcoming

    Antonyms:
    fullness, abundance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deficiency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    want, lack, defectiveness, insufficiency, scantiness, shortness, meagreness, dearth, scarcity, DEFICIT

  2. deficiency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    failing, failure, frailty, infirmity, imperfection, foible, fault, error, weakness, weak side, blind side

How to use deficiency in a sentence?

  1. Walter Bagehot:

    The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.

  2. Robin Foroutan:

    I don’t want to say that if somebody is depressed it’s because of a vitamin deficiency.

  3. Robin Foroutan:

    What’s interesting is a B12 insufficiency or deficiency can look like a psychiatric disorder.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Remember no amount of Make-up can ever make up the deficiency of the good character in a person.

  5. General Mattis:

    Lack of reflection by senior leaders is the single biggest deficiency we have in the military today.

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#10957weakness
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#23993shortfall
#26773compensatory
#31954insufficiency
#38678loophole
#43809inadequacy
#47177dearth
#51146countervailing
#51563irregularity
#55058lacuna
#55818shortcoming
#56562imperfection
#95106frugality
#95248destitution
#112192privation
#229574neediness

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