Definitions for insufficientˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•suf•fi•cientˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ənt(adj.)

  1. not sufficient:

    an insufficient answer.

  2. inadequate:

    insufficient protection.

Origin of insufficient:

1350–1400; ME < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. insufficient, deficient(adj)

    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    "insufficient funds"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. insufficient(adjective)ˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ənt


    insufficient funds


  1. insufficient(Adjective)

    Not sufficient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insufficient(adj)

    not sufficient; not enough; inadequate to any need, use, or purpose; as, the provisions are insufficient in quantity, and defective in quality

  2. Insufficient(adj)

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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insufficient' in Adjectives Frequency: #831

Translations for insufficient

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not enough

The prisoner was released because the police had insufficient proof of his guilt.

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