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INSUFFICIENT

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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.


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INSUFFICIENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

Synonyms:

insufficient; deficient

Context example:

insufficient funds

Similar:

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)

Also:

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

Attribute:

quantity (an adequate or large amount)

Antonym:

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


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