Definitions for insufficiency
ˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ən siin·suf·fi·cien·cy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word insufficiency.
a lack of competence
"pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"
(pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencynoun
lack of an adequate quantity or number
"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
The lack of sufficiency; the shortage or inadequacy of.
The troops went hungry because of the insufficiency of their supplies.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Inadequateness to any end or purpose; want of requisite value or power: used of things and persons.
Etymology: insufficience, Fr. in and sufficient.
The minister's aptness or insufficiency, otherwise than by reading to instruct the flock, standeth in this place as a stranger, with whom our form of common prayer hath nothing to do. Richard Hooker, b. v.
The insufficiency of the light of nature is, by the light of scripture, so fully supplied, that further light than this hath added, there doth not need unto that end. Richard Hooker, b. ii.
We will give you sleepy drinks, that your senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may, though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us. William Shakespeare, Winter's Tale.
Till experience had discovered their defect and insufficiency, I did certainly conclude them to be infallible. John Wilkins.
Consider the pleas made use of to this purpose, and shew the insufficiency and weakness of them. Francis Atterbury.
Insufficiency is the lack of adequate supply, amount, power, or capacity. It's a state or condition where something is not enough or inadequate to meet a certain demand or requirement. It could refer to a variety of contexts including insufficient resources, information, time, or health conditions related to organ insufficiency.
the quality or state of being insufficient; want of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequateness; as, the insufficiency of provisions, of an excuse, etc
want of power or skill; inability; incapacity; incompetency; as, the insufficiency of a man for an office
Etymology: [L. insufficientia: cf. F. insuffisance, whence OE. insuffisance. See Insufficient.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The quality of being insufficient; want of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequateness; as, the insufficiency of provisions for a garrison.
The numerical value of insufficiency in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of insufficiency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
We couldn’t live and share our grief as much as we wanted to, this stemmed from the insufficiency of the measures.
Whereas the insufficiency of a love neither sustained nor supreme cannot be ignored, the same should not be taken as cause to avoid one’s total spiritual contractual engagement to this world.
There are few things reason can discover with so much certainty and ease as its own insufficiency.
What’s interesting is a B12 insufficiency or deficiency can look like a psychiatric disorder.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for insufficiency
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for insufficiency »
Find a translation for the insufficiency definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"insufficiency." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 7 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/insufficiency>.