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Definition 1: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insufficient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • insufficient funds

Synonyms for insufficient in the sense of this definition

(insufficient is similar to ...) no longer sufficient

"supplies are low" "our funds are depleted"

(insufficient is similar to ...) of insufficient quantity to meet a need

"an inadequate income" "a poor salary" "money is short" "on short rations" "food is in short supply" "short on experience" "the jejune diets of the very poor"

(insufficient is similar to ...) containing little excess

"a lean budget" "a skimpy allowance"

(insufficient is similar to ...) less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

"a light pound" "a scant cup of sugar" "regularly gives short weight"

(insufficient is similar to ...) short

"eleven is one shy of a dozen"

(means also ...) deficient in amount or quality or extent

"meager resources" "meager fare"

(... are attributes of insufficient) an adequate or large amount

"he had a quantity of ammunition"

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