Definitions for deficientdɪˈfɪʃ ənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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"

  2. insufficient, deficient(adj)

    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    "insufficient funds"

  3. deficient, inferior, substandard(adj)

    falling short of some prescribed norm

    "substandard housing"

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  1. deficient(Adjective)

    Lacking something essential; often construed with in.

  2. deficient(Adjective)

    Insufficient or inadequate in amount.

  3. Origin: From deficiens, present participle of deficere; see defect.

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  1. Deficient(adj)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. deficiens, -entis, p. pr. of deficere to be wanting. See Defect.]


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