of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
not sufficient; not enough; inadequate to any need, use, or purpose; as, the provisions are insufficient in quantity, and defective in quality
wanting in strength, power, ability, capacity, or skill; incompetent; incapable; unfit; as, a person insufficient to discharge the duties of an office
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-suf-fish′ent, adj. not sufficient: deficient: unfit: incapable.—ns. Insuffic′iency, Insuffic′ience (rare).—adv. Insuffic′iently.
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Rank popularity for the word 'insufficient' in Adjectives Frequency: #831
The numerical value of insufficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of insufficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Is this new pick going to double down on an insufficient response and a flawed strategy?
Words are never insufficient to describe any situation. It is the talent to use the words which is the insufficient one!
But there is insufficient evidence to suggest that Kinesio taping is better at reducing pain when compared to other treatment approaches.
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- insuficientCatalan, Valencian
- ungenügend, unzureichendGerman
- puutteellinen, riittämätön, vajanainenFinnish
- לא מספיקHebrew
- niet voldoendeDutch
- neîndestulător, insuficient, nesuficientRomanian
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