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Meaning of INSUFFICIENT

Pronunciation:  `insu'fishunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"
 

INSUFFICIENT is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: deficient, depleted, inadequate, lean, light, low, poor, scant(p), scarce, short, shy(p), skimpy, too little
 
 Antonyms: sufficient
 
 See Also: meager, meagerly, meagre

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`suf*fi"cient\, a. [L. insufficiens, -entis. See
{In-} not, and {Sufficient}.]
1. Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate to any need, use,
   or purpose; as, the provisions are insufficient in
   quantity, and defective in quality. ``Insufficient for His
   praise.'' --Cowper.

2. Wanting in strength, power, ability, capacity, or skill;
   incompetent; incapable; unfit; as, a person insufficient
   to discharge the duties of an office.

Syn: Inadequate; scanty; incommensurate; unequal; unfit;
     incompetent; incapable; inefficient.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: asymmetric, base, defective, deficient, disappointing, disheartening, disparate, displeasing, disproportionate, dissatisfactory, failing, found wanting, half-assed, ill-matched, ill-sorted, imperfect, inadequate, incommensurate, incompetent, incomplete, inferior, irregular, lacking, little, maladroit, mean, mediocre, minus, mismatched, not comparable, not enough, not good enough, not in it, odd, out of it, out of proportion, petty, scant, scanty, scarce, shabby, short, short of, shy, skew, skewed, small, too little, trivial, unequal, unequal to, uneven, unfulfilling, ungratifying, unqualified, unreached, unsatisfactory, unsatisfying, unskillful, unsufficing, wanting
 

 

 

 

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