Deficiency and Shortcoming


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Deficiency noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Shortcoming is a synonym for deficiency in lack topic. In some cases you can use "Shortcoming" instead a noun "Deficiency", when it comes to topics like excess, limitation, defect, failing. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deficient, deficit, deficiently
Synonyms for Deficiency


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Shortcoming noun – A defect in character.
Usage example: a wife who never tires of listing her husband's perceived shortcomings

Deficiency is a synonym for shortcoming in lack topic. You can use "Deficiency" instead a noun "Shortcoming", if it concerns topics such as excess, limitation, defect, flaw. popular alternative
Synonyms for Shortcoming

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single single deficiency single shortcoming
real real deficiency real shortcoming
severe severe deficiency severe shortcoming
mental mental deficiency mental shortcoming
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