lack, deficiency, want(noun)
the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency(noun)
lack of an adequate quantity or number
"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
Inadequacy or incompleteness.
An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.
the state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect
Origin: [See Deficient.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Deficiency' in Nouns Frequency: #2895
The numerical value of Deficiency in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Deficiency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.
The chimerical pursuit of perfection is always linked to some important deficiency, frequently the inability to love.
My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.
Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.
Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap.
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Translations for Deficiency
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- дефицит, недостатък, недостигBulgarian
- deficiènciaCatalan, Valencian
- puuttellisuus, vajaus, puuteFinnish
- carence, déficienceFrench
- uireasa, easnamh, easpa, easpacht, díothachtIrish
- easbhaidhScottish Gaelic
- insuficiență, deficiențăRomanian
- дефицит, дефект, порок, нехватка, неполноценность, недостатокRussian
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