deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)(adj)
inadequate in amount or degree
"a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"
of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
deficient, inferior, substandard(adj)
falling short of some prescribed norm
Lacking something essential; often construed with in.
Insufficient or inadequate in amount.
Origin: From deficiens, present participle of deficere; 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
Origin: [L. deficiens, -entis, p. pr. of deficere to be wanting. See Defect.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-fish′ent, adj. wanting.—n. Defic′iency (sometimes Defic′ience), defect.—adv. Defic′iently.—ns. Defic′ientness; Def′icit, deficiency, esp. of revenue, as compared with expenditure. [L., deficĕre.]
The numerical value of deficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of deficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- с недостатъци, недостатъчен, несъвършен, недостигащBulgarian
- deficientCatalan, Valencian
- puutteellinen, riittämätönFinnish
- uireasach, easpach, díothachIrish
- takarepa, pahara, pūhungahungaMāori
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