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Synonyms for deficiency
dɪˈfɪʃ ən side·fi·cien·cy

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Wiktionary

  1. deficiencynoun

    Antonyms:
    excess

  2. deficiencynoun

    Antonyms:
    excess

  3. deficiencynoun

    Antonyms:
    excess

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deficiency

    Synonyms:
    want, imperfection, lack, shortcoming

    Antonyms:
    fullness, abundance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, wantnoun

    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, deficiencynoun

    lack of an adequate quantity or number

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

    Synonyms:
    lack, inadequacy, want, inadequateness, insufficiency

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deficiencynoun

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

  2. deficiencynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    inadequacy, insufficiency, shortage, meagreness

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How to use deficiency in a sentence?

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    To be rich or to be poor, that is the question." Hunger or homelessness can signify poverty and so can mental or emotional deficiency. Hunger or homelessness are lethal physical hazards, if they bear the taint of starvation or hypothermia. Mental or emotional deficiencies are inexorable perils, if they are stained by the black mark of depression or hopelessness. The magic antidote in any circumstances is seeing the bright side of things, possibly "with a little help". ( "Homeless down in the corner" )

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As any vitamin deficiency causes health problems; similarly, love deficiency becomes desolation of life; you can treat that, one with vitamins and another with a smile and lovely conduct.

  3. Anuj Somany:

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

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Deficiency of true love causes one not to be him/herself i.e. not to be one's usual physical/emotional/mental state. Yes, that's just what it causes. So, never ever be deficient of true love. Rather, always be full of it.

  5. Mary McCarthy:

    In verity we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the thousands and thousands of European peasants and poor townspeople who came here bringing their humanity and their sufferings with them. It is the absence of a stable upper class that is responsible for much of the vulgarity of the American scene. Should we blush before the visitor for this deficiency?

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