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  Definition of deficient
  1. inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"
  2. falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"
  3. of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"
Similar Words: lacking(p), wanting(p), inferior, substandard, insufficient

 

See Also: meager, meagre, meagerly

 

Attributes: quantity

 

 
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