insufficiency

Definitions of insufficiency
  1. noun
    a lack of competence
    “pointed out the insufficiencies in my report”
    synonyms: inadequacy
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    type of:
    failing, weakness
    a flaw or weak point
  2. noun
    (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
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    types:
    cardiac insufficiency, coronary insufficiency
    inadequate blood flow to the heart muscles; can cause angina pectoris
    type of:
    inability, unfitness
    lacking the power to perform
  3. noun
    lack of an adequate quantity or number
    synonyms: deficiency, inadequacy
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    Antonyms:
    adequacy, sufficiency
    the quality of being sufficient for the end in view
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    exiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, poorness, scantiness, scantness
    the quality of being meager
    deficit, shortage, shortfall
    the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
    scarceness, scarcity
    a small and inadequate amount
    slenderness
    the quality of being slight or inadequate
    wateriness
    meagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food)
    abstemiousness
    restricted to bare necessities
    oxygen deficit
    temporary oxygen shortage in cells resulting from strenuous exercise
    spareness, sparseness, sparsity, thinness
    the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    dearth, paucity
    an insufficient quantity or number
    infrequency, rareness, rarity
    noteworthy scarcity
    type of:
    amount
    the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
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