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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 say insufficient in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#963enough
#1711poor
#2498lack
#3614sufficient
#4555adequate
#4981weak
#10208inadequate
#10226useless
#10242insufficient
#11775shortage
#15200inferior
#17142deficient
#20528unsatisfactory
#20769worthless
#23993shortfall
#24702unsuitable
#24911incompetent
#25409unequal
#26977disqualified
#29086unqualified
#29642unfit
#31954insufficiency
#38072substandard
#43809inadequacy

How to use insufficient in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Richard Kozul-Wright:

    The 'pre-existing conditions' in the occupied territories are essentially malignant. And they will get worse over the coming years as the consequences of COVID-19, inequality, indebtedness, insecurity, (and) insufficient investment have been long-standing problems in the Palestinian occupied territories.

  3. Jamie Summitt:

    [The cop] tried to use it and access the security settings and it completely locked us out with a message saying ‘Insufficient Permission,'.

  4. Hamid Qaladizei:

    We acted very responsibly, there are people behind these protesters who are provoking them. The number of police is insufficient to protect us and control the situation.

  5. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    There has been progress but as far as the volume, checks and duration of the envisaged commitments are concerned, the situation is still insufficient, so there is more work to be done.


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