deficient definition

  • adjective:
    • Lacking an essential high quality or element: deficient in keeping sense.
    • Inadequate in amount or degree; insufficient: a deficient knowledge.
    • Lacking something essential; usually construed with in.
    • Insufficient or insufficient in quantity.
    • Wanting, which will make up completeness; desiring, in relation to a requirement; maybe not sufficient; insufficient; flawed; imperfect; partial; lacking
    • of a quantity unable to meet a need or necessity
    • falling short of some recommended norm
    • insufficient in amount or degree
  • others:
    • Lacking; wanting; partial.
    • Defective; imperfect; inadequate: since, deficient strength.
    • devoid of a full or adequate offer: as, the united states is deficient into the method of carrying-on war.

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