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

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  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. Kaleigh McMordie:

    Walnuts contain several nutrients that promote good sleep, such as melatonin, serotonin, and magnesium. Studies show that eating walnuts increases melatonin in the blood, making walnuts a great bedtime snack, walnuts are also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Animal studies in rats have shown that omega-3 fatty acid deficiency can alter several neurotransmitter pathways, including that of serotonin, affecting depression, anxiety, and sleep.

  2. Manuel Olivares:

    This and the comeback of diphtheria and measles, is the result of a serious deficiency in the Immunization Plan.

  3. Jane Austen:

    Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.

  4. Andy Harris:

    I think the attorney general should prosecute people in the District who participate in this under the Anti-Deficiency Act, these people should be very afraid.

  5. Douglas Noel Adams:

    My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.


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