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1. insufficient

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • ample
  • adequate
  • standard
  • nonstandard

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • sufficient (English)
  • sufficiens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Insufficient

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

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A common misspelling of insufficient is unsufficient

Example sentences of the word insufficient


1. Noun, singular or mass
They can bring upon serious issues in pups, such as intestinal obstruction, insufficient development and anemia.

2. Adjective
Checks that have not yet been cleared by the bank will be returned for insufficient funds.

3. Verb, base form
Growing plants indoors often leads to insufficient light for the plant.

Quotes containing the word insufficient


1. Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
- Samuel Butler

2. Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
- Samuel Butler

3. I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
- Abraham Lincoln

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