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
Examples of deficient in a Sentence
Its not enough to know you’re iron deficient, the question is why?
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
It’s highly individualized; no two people are the same, whatever you’re found to be deficient or insufficient in, that’s what we’re going to replace.
It's very easy to get enough magnesium. I think the reason so many people are deficient is because a lot of food and drink can make magnesium unavailable to their bodies.
Never ever fall short of true love i.e. never be deficient of true love. Rather, be saturated with true love and remain saturated with it. For, you ought to be loveful and never hateful.
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- с недостатъци, недостатъчен, несъвършен, недостигащBulgarian
- deficientCatalan, Valencian
- puutteellinen, riittämätönFinnish
- uireasach, easpach, díothachIrish
- takarepa, pahara, pūhungahungaMāori
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