insufficiency

Definitions of insufficiency
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n a lack of competence

“pointed out the insufficiencies in my report”
Synonyms:
inadequacy
Type of:
failing, weakness
a flaw or weak point

n (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally

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

n lack of an adequate quantity or number

Synonyms:
deficiency, inadequacy
Antonyms:
adequacy, sufficiency
the quality of being sufficient for the end in view
Types:
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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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