lack, deficiency, wantnoun
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, deficiencynoun
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
Etymology: [See Deficient.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
What is wanting of a ship's cargo at the time of delivery.
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
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.
Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.
I don’t want to say that if somebody is depressed it’s because of a vitamin deficiency.
Jealousy is a deficiency, of your mind that damages only you, no one else.
Deficiency of true love causes one not to be him/herself i.e. not to be one's usual physical/emotional/mental state. Yes, that's just what it causes. So, never ever be deficient of true love. Rather, always be full of it.
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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
- sự thiếu hụtVietnamese
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