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Meaning of DEFICIENT

Pronunciation:  di'fishunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"
  2. [adj]  falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"
  3. [adj]  of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"
 

DEFICIENT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: depleted, inadequate, inferior, insufficient, lacking(p), lean, light, low, nonstandard, poor, scant(p), scarce, short, shy(p), skimpy, substandard, too little, wanting(p)
 
 Antonyms: sufficient
 
 See Also: meager, meagerly, meagre

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*fi"cient\, a. [L. deficiens, -entis, p. pr. of
deficere to be wanting. See {Defect}.]
Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a
requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective;
imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts;
deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment.

      The style was indeed deficient in ease and variety.
                                               --Macaulay.

{Deficient number}. (Arith.) See under {Abundant}. --
   {De*fi"cient-ly}, adv.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: Incomplete; defective; not sufficient in quantity or force.
 
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