Deficiency and Sufficiency


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

Sufficiency is an antonym for deficiency in topics: lack, imperfection.

Nearby Words: deficient, deficit, deficiently


Sufficiency noun - The quality of being sufficient for the end in view.
Usage example: he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence

Deficiency is an antonym for sufficiency.

Nearby Words: sufficient, sufficiently
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