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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

    "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"

    Antonyms:
    equal, adequate, standard

  2. insufficient, deficient(adj)

    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    "insufficient funds"

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

    Antonyms:
    equal, adequate, standard

  3. deficient, inferior, substandard(adj)

    falling short of some prescribed norm

    "substandard housing"

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

    Antonyms:
    adequate, equal, standard

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deficient(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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


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