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deficient (adjective)

inadequate, imperfect, lacking, insufficient.

Examples of usage:

Some, who were deficient a few shillings, were sent back again, and appeared with the money still in their hands, which they counted over and over, as if hoping to make it more. - "St. Patrick's Eve", Charles James Lever.

And therefore I must insist that Virgil was no way deficient in Poetical Fire; and that Homer excelled him not in that Particular. - "The Preface to the Aeneis of Virgil (1718)", Joseph Trapp.

He can possibly gain his; but you, having no brains to speak of- the fact that good- looking men are always deficient in that respect is a continual and blessed consolation to us plain ones, Staff- will have to make what the world calls a 'good marriage. - "At Love's Cost", Charles Garvice.

Similar words:

mental deficiency, mass deficiency, deficit spending, defacement, defilement, deferent, defrayment, defection, definitely, defendant.

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