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Synonyms for deficient
dɪˈfɪʃ əntde·fi·cient

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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, deficientadjective

    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, substandardadjective

    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. deficientadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deficientadjective

    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. Andrew Marr:

    It’s highly individualized; no two people are the same, whatever you’re found to be deficient or insufficient in, that’s what we’re going to replace.

  2. Carole Baggerly:

    Nearly 40 percent to 75 percent of the world's population is vitamin D deficient, the deficiency and disease that follow do not need to exist. GrassrootsHealth was founded to eradicate the vitamin D deficiency epidemic.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.

  4. Danine Fruge:

    It's very easy to get enough magnesium. I think the reason so many people are deficient is because a lot of food and drink can make magnesium unavailable to their bodies.

  5. Jack Jacoub:

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


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