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Synonyms for insufficient
ˌɪn səˈfɪʃ əntin·suf·fi·cient

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  1. insufficientadjective


  2. insufficientadjective

    Not sufficient.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. insufficient, deficientadjective

    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    "insufficient funds"

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

    enough, adequate, comfortable, sufficient, decent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insufficientadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insufficientadjective

    inadequate, deficient, incommensurate, lacking

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  1. The European Commission:

    The legislative and administrative measures taken so far to limit this persisting non-compliance have been deemed insufficient by the Commission.

  2. Reverend King:

    We refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt, we refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.

  3. Frank Engels:

    What I saw in terms of insufficient (voting material), lack of preparation and logistical and practical difficulties at the polling stations does not mar the validity of the election.

  4. Jesse Gabriel:

    I think it is the most basic and fundamental obligation of government, to protect its citizens, and after what we saw in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life and after what we saw in New Zealand, we looked at that $500,000 and said, This is insufficient.

  5. Spokesman Scott Pattison:

    We confirm that the case was forwarded to prosecutors, but the Crown did not proceed because of insufficient evidence. The case is now closed.

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