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  Words related to deficiency

Related / Similar Words: insufficiency, inadequacy, lack, want

 

Definition:
  • lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits";
  • the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost";

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    Hyponyms: meagerness, meagreness, poorness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity, deficit, shortage, shortfall, scarcity, scarceness, absence, dearth, famine, mineral deficiency, stringency, tightness

     

    Derivational Morphology: want, need, require, miss, lack

     

     
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