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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:

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

How to pronounce deficient?

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How to say deficient in sign language?

  1. deficient

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How to use deficient in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

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

  2. Pina LoGiudice:

    The first thing is definitely magnesium. That will actually help with restless leg syndrome or if you have any low back cramping, calcium is quite wonderful because ... your body will cause more aches and pains because you're trying to build your baby, and so you yourself become deficient. Acupuncture is phenomenal and safe for those low back pains or sciatica or that neck stiffness.

  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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Deficient discipline can impede every other asset one may possess, including education, intelligence, and experience.


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