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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insufficient mean? 

INSUFFICIENT (adjective)
  The adjective INSUFFICIENT has 1 sense:

1. of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

  Familiarity information: INSUFFICIENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

INSUFFICIENT (adjective)

Sense 1insufficient [BACK TO TOP]


Of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement


insufficient; deficient

Context example:

insufficient funds


depleted; low (no longer sufficient)

inadequate; poor; short (not sufficient to meet a need)

lean; skimpy (containing little excess)

light; scant; short (less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so)

scarce (not enough; hard to find)

shy (short)

too little (not enough)


meager; meagerly; meagre; scrimpy; stingy (deficient in amount or quality or extent)


quantity (an adequate or large amount)


sufficient (of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant)

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