What does insufficient mean?

Definitions for insufficientˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insufficient.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insufficient, deficient(adj)

    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    "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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insufficient

    in-suf-fish′ent, adj. not sufficient: deficient: unfit: incapable.—ns. Insuffic′iency, Insuffic′ience (rare).—adv. Insuffic′iently.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insufficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insufficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Virtue is insufficient temptation.

  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    To greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    You can’t judge a woman by her clothes, insufficient evidences!

  4. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen:

    I've heard nothing that would convince me that bail is insufficient.

  5. George Santayana:

    Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.

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