About The Word Insufficiency

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Insufficiency

Insufficiency Meaning & Definition
Insufficiency Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Insufficiency?

[n] lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
[n] (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
[n] a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Insufficiency: deficiency | inadequacy | inadequacy

Related Terms | Find terms related to Insufficiency: arrear | arrearage | arrears | asymmetry | baseness | contrariety | daintiness | decline | defalcation | default | defectiveness | deficiency | deficit | delicacy | delinquency | difference | diminutiveness | disability | disablement | disequilibrium | disparity | disproportion | disqualification | dissatisfactoriness | exiguity | exiguousness | failure | falling short | fewness | heterogeneity | imbalance | imbecility | imperfection | inability | inadequacy | inadmissibility | incapability | incapacitation | incapacity | incompetence | incompetency | inconsequentiality | inconsiderableness | indefensibility | inefficiency | ineptitude | inequality | inequity | infancy | inferiority | injustice | insignificance | intolerability | irregularity | legal incapacity | littleness | maladroitness | meagerness | meanness | mediocrity | minority | minuteness | moderateness | nonuniformity | objectionability | odds | overbalance | pettiness | picayunishness | puniness | scantiness | shabbiness | short measure | shortage | shortcoming | shortfall | slightness | slump | smallness | subnormality | tininess | triviality | unacceptability | unbalance | underage | undesirability | unevenness | unfair discrimination | unfitness | unimportance | unsatisfactoriness | unskillfulness | unsuitability | untenability | vulgarity | wardship

See Also | amount | cardiac insufficiency | coronary insufficiency | deficit | exiguity | failing | inability | meagerness | meagreness | poorness | renal insufficiency | scantiness | scantness | scarceness | scarcity | shortage | shortfall | unfitness | weakness

Insufficiency In Webster's Dictionary

\In`suf*fi"cien*cy\, n. [L. insufficientia: cf. F. insuffisance, whence OE. insuffisance. See {Insufficient}.] 1. The quality or state of being insufficient; want of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequateness; as, the insufficiency of provisions, of an excuse, etc. The insufficiency of the light of nature is, by the light of Scripture, . . . fully supplied. --Hooker. 2. Want of power or skill; inability; incapacity; incompetency; as, the insufficiency of a man for an office.

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