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Synonyms for deficit
ˈdɛf ə sɪt; Brit. also dɪˈfɪs ɪtdeficit

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  1. deficitnoun

    Synonyms:
    fiscal deficit

  2. deficitnoun

    Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.

    Synonyms:
    fiscal deficit

  3. deficitnoun

    A situation wherein, or amount whereby, spending exceeds government revenue.

    Synonyms:
    fiscal deficit

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deficit, shortage, shortfallnoun

    the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

    "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"

    Synonyms:
    shortfall, shortage, dearth, famine

    Antonyms:
    lead

  2. deficitnoun

    a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning

    "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"

    Synonyms:
    shortfall, shortage

    Antonyms:
    lead

  3. deficitnoun

    (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing

    Synonyms:
    shortfall, shortage

    Antonyms:
    lead

  4. deficitnoun

    an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period)

    "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"

    Synonyms:
    shortfall, shortage

    Antonyms:
    lead

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deficitnoun

    Synonyms:
    [L.] want, DEFICIENCY

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How to use deficit in a sentence?

  1. Rahul Kapoor:

    With seasonal demand support and tanker supply deficit still pronounced, we expect (fourth-quarter) tanker freight rates to stay elevated and end the year on a high note.

  2. Arthur Brooks:

    We don't have enough meaningful interactions with people. We have an oxytocin deficit.

  3. The CBO:

    If the laws currently in place governing spending and revenues generally remained unchanged and no significant additional emergency funding was provided, the federal deficit would be roughly $3.7 trillion in fiscal year 2020 and $2.1 trillion next year.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    This report confirms that the American Health Care Act will lower premiums and improve access to quality, affordable care. CBO also finds that this legislation will provide massive tax relief, dramatically reduce the deficit, and make the most fundamental entitlement reform in more than a generation, these are things we are achieving in just the first of a three-pronged approach. It's important to note that this report does not take into consideration additional steps Congress and the Trump administration are taking that will further lower costs and increase choices.

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    We walked into a staggeringly large deficit for next year and what was worse we were not left with any credible plan on how to fix this massive problem.


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