Adequacy and Deficit


Adequacy noun - The quality or state of meeting one's needs adequately.
Usage example: the fire department sent someone to determine the adequacy of the building's evacuation plan

Deficit is an antonym for adequacy.

Nearby Words: adequate, adequately, adequation


Deficit noun - A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: a growing deficit in the number of hours devoted to sleep

Adequacy is an antonym for deficit in required topic.

Nearby Words: deficient, deficiency
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Deficit or Adequacy. 2016. Accessed June 08, 2023.
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