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    deficient

    deficient - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deficient

    Definition
    (adj) inadequate in amount or degree
    Synonyms : lacking , wanting
    Example Sentence
    • a deficient education
    • deficient in common sense
    • lacking in stamina
    • tested and found wanting
    Definition
    (adj) of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
    Synonyms : insufficient
    Example Sentence
    • insufficient funds
    Definition
    (adj) falling short of some prescribed norm
    Synonyms : inferior , substandard
    Example Sentence
    • substandard housing
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