Deficient and Satisfactory


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Deficient adjective – Falling short of a standard.
Usage example: woefully deficient eyesight kept him out of military service

Satisfactory is an antonym for deficient in imperfect topic.
Nearby Words: deficiency, deficit, deficiently
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Satisfactory adjective – Being to one's liking.
Usage example: we found the meal most satisfactory

Deficient is an antonym for satisfactory.
Nearby Words: satisfaction, satisfactorily
Antonyms for Satisfactory
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life deficient life satisfactory life
system deficient system satisfactory system

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  • In practice, the efforts of the military government during 1940-1941 assured a satisfactory quantity of modern small arms and equipment, if the numbers or artillery and light tanks were still deficient.
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