Deficiency and Deficit

Deficiency

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Deficiency noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: there is a deficiency of fresh food in the diet of many of the working poor

Deficit is a synonym for deficiency in lack topic. In some cases you can use "Deficit" instead a noun "Deficiency", when it comes to topics like necessity, excess, failure, insufficiency. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deficient, deficit, deficiently
Synonyms for Deficiency

Deficit

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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

Deficiency is a synonym for deficit in shortfall topic. You can use "Deficiency" instead a noun "Deficit", if it concerns topics such as necessity, excess, failure, required. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deficient, deficiency
Synonyms for Deficit

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relative relative deficiency relative deficit
severe severe deficiency severe deficit
massive massive deficiency massive deficit
major major deficiency major deficit
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