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Synonyms for deficient
dɪˈfɪʃ ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)(adj)

    inadequate in amount or degree

    "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"

    Antonyms:
    equal, adequate, standard

  2. insufficient, deficient(adj)

    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    "insufficient funds"

    Synonyms:
    insufficient, lacking(p), wanting(p), inferior, substandard

    Antonyms:
    equal, adequate, standard

  3. deficient, inferior, substandard(adj)

    falling short of some prescribed norm

    "substandard housing"

    Synonyms:
    insufficient, subscript, lacking(p), wanting(p), inferior, substandard

    Antonyms:
    adequate, equal, standard

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deficient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    defective, insufficient, imperfect, incomplete, not full, not perfect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deficient(a)

    Synonyms:
    defective, imperfect, meagre, scanty, inadequate, insufficient

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deficient":

    flawed, inadequate, insufficient, defective, poor, weak, infirm, incomplete

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How to use deficient in a sentence?

  1. Jack Jacoub:

    Its not enough to know you’re iron deficient, the question is why?

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The ignorant and blind must always be guided or led; the blind have no choice but the ignorant who are content with their deficient knowledge, eventually become blind.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    The world has been deficient of true love. Yes, that's why, the world has never known peace at all. Believe you me, once the world is saturated with true love humanity will know/have peace like never before.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The devoid of talent and unskilled ones repudiate the value of one's writing that even is beautiful, and visionary since one holds minor status, whereas, an idiot's deficient words, become quotable, who carries a high rank.

  5. 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.

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