Adequacy and Insufficiency


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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

Insufficiency is an antonym for adequacy in ability topic.
Nearby Words: adequate, adequately, adequation
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Insufficiency noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: dealt with the school's insufficiency of art supplies by buying materials out of her own pocket

Adequacy is an antonym for insufficiency in lack topic.
Nearby Words: insufficient, insufficiently
Antonyms for Insufficiency
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Insufficiency or Adequacy. 2016. Accessed February 26, 2021.

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