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Synonyms for deficientdɪˈfɪʃ ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)(adj)

    inadequate in amount or degree

    equal, adequate, standard

  2. insufficient, deficient(adj)

    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    insufficient, lacking(p), deficient, wanting(p), inferior, substandard

    equal, adequate, standard

  3. deficient, inferior, substandard(adj)

    falling short of some prescribed norm

    insufficient, subscript, lacking(p), deficient, wanting(p), inferior, substandard

    adequate, equal, standard

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deficient(a.)

    defective, insufficient, imperfect, incomplete, not full, not perfect

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List of paraphrases:

flawed, inadequate, insufficient, defective, poor, weak, infirm, incomplete

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