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Synonyms for insufficiency
ˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ən siin·suf·fi·cien·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insufficiency, inadequacynoun

    a lack of competence

    "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"

    Synonyms:
    inadequacy, deficiency, inadequateness

    Antonyms:
    sufficiency, adequacy

  2. insufficiencynoun

    (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally

    Synonyms:
    inadequacy, deficiency

    Antonyms:
    adequacy, sufficiency

  3. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencynoun

    lack of an adequate quantity or number

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

    Synonyms:
    lack, inadequacy, deficiency, want, inadequateness

    Antonyms:
    sufficiency, adequacy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insufficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    inadequateness, inadequacy, incompetence, deficiency, defectiveness, dearth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insufficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    deficiency, inadequacy

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How to use insufficiency in a sentence?

  1. Robin Foroutan:

    What’s interesting is a B12 insufficiency or deficiency can look like a psychiatric disorder.

  2. Siyar Guldiken:

    We couldn’t live and share our grief as much as we wanted to, this stemmed from the insufficiency of the measures.

  3. Jeremy Collier:

    There are few things reason can discover with so much certainty and ease as its own insufficiency.

  4. Aberjhani:

    Whereas the insufficiency of a love neither sustained nor supreme cannot be ignored, the same should not be taken as cause to avoid one’s total spiritual contractual engagement to this world.


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