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Synonyms for insufficient
ˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insufficient, deficient(adj)

    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    "insufficient funds"

    Synonyms:
    lacking(p), deficient, wanting(p), inferior, substandard

    Antonyms:
    enough, adequate, comfortable, sufficient, decent

Wiktionary

  1. insufficient(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    unsufficient

  2. insufficient(adjective)

    Not sufficient.

    Synonyms:
    unsufficient

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insufficient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inadequate, incompetent, unequal, incapable, unfit, not sufficient

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insufficient(a)

    Synonyms:
    inadequate, deficient, incommensurate, lacking

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How to use insufficient in a sentence?

  1. Sinan Ulgen:

    It was outside the chain of command which was the biggest handicap for the coup plotters, they had an insufficient portfolio of resources. They were grossly under-equipped to achieve their strategic objectives ... There was definitely quite a degree of incompetence compared to how coups were done here in the past.

  2. 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.

  3. George Santayana:

    Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.

  4. Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991:

    But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Virtue is insufficient temptation.

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