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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. 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.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Appreciation gives rise to motivation/multiplication. Let's take this as a case study. When Jesus Christ was faced with the task of feeding a multitude. The scripture says that he (Jesus Christ) first and foremost gave thanks to God. And just because he gave thanks to God. God was motivated to multiply the five loaves of bread/two fishes which he already had. Now that's why he (Jesus Christ) miraclously fed/overfed at a time 5,000 men excluding women and children, scripture reference (Mattew 14 and verse 17 through 21). Anyway, that evidently proves, appreciation truly gives rise to motivation which eventually leads to multiplication. Have you been unappreciative to God/your fellow humans all these while? If YES then, you've got to learn to appreciate your fellow humans. But most importantly, do appreciate God all the time/way even in time of scarcity/insufficiency of resources like money/food stuffs. Because if you dare to appreciate him (God) at all times. Then, he will be motivated to multiply whatever you have until you are wholly gratified/satisfied.

  4. Siyar Guldiken:

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

  5. Jeremy Collier:

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

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