Deficiency and Shortage

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

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

Shortage

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Shortage noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: there was a troubling shortage of supplies for the troops overseas this year

Deficiency is a synonym for shortage in lack topic. You can use "Deficiency" instead a noun "Shortage", if it concerns topics such as weakness, excess, defect, vice. popular alternative
Nearby Words: short, shorted, shortfall, shorting
Synonyms for Shortage

How words are described

particular particular deficiency particular shortage
real real deficiency real shortage
severe severe deficiency severe shortage
massive massive deficiency massive shortage
Other adjectives: major, temporary, sudden, crippling.
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