Synonyms of insufficiency


1. insufficiency, inadequacy, failing, weakness

usage: a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"

2. insufficiency, inability, unfitness

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

3. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency, amount

usage: lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

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Definition and meaning of insufficiency (Dictionary)