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1. deficient

adjective. ['dɪˈfɪʃənt'] inadequate in amount or degree.

Synonyms

  • inadequate
  • lacking
  • wanting

Antonyms

  • nonstandard
  • misconception
  • scarce
  • insufficient

Etymology

  • deficiens (Latin)

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Rhymes with Deficient

  • self-sufficient
  • insufficient
  • beneficent
  • proficient
  • inefficient
  • coefficient
  • sufficient
  • omniscient
  • efficient

Sentences with deficient


1. Adjective
Unfortunately, it's present naturally in very few commonly consumed foods, and many people are deficient.

2. Verb, past participle
If you’re on a vegetarian diet or are deficient in iron, listen up.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In the past, only people deficient in B-12 or B-6 received injections.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Talk to your doctor if you have insomnia or think you may be deficient in iron.

Quotes about deficient


1. No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

2. That was enterprising,"Will sounded nearly impressed.Nate smiled. Tess shot him a furious look. "Don't look pleased with yourself. When Will says 'enterprising' he means 'morally deficient.'""No, I mean enterprising,"said Will. "When I mean morally deficient, I say, 'Now, that's something I would have done'.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

3. And if you say that's because you lot barged into her home like a herd of mentally deficient sheep, I'm disowning all three of you.
- Julia Quinn, The Duke and I

2. deficient

adjective. ['dɪˈfɪʃənt'] of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement.

Synonyms

  • skimpy
  • short
  • stingy
  • inadequate
  • meagerly
  • insufficient
  • meagre
  • meager
  • scant
  • shy
  • depleted
  • scrimpy
  • low
  • light
  • poor
  • lean

Antonyms

  • ample
  • high
  • long
  • outfield

Etymology

  • deficiens (Latin)

3. deficient

adjective. ['dɪˈfɪʃənt'] falling short of some prescribed norm.

Synonyms

  • nonstandard
  • inferior

Antonyms

  • scarcity
  • abundant
  • tall

Etymology

  • deficiens (Latin)
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