Deficit and Overabundance


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

Overabundance is an antonym for deficit.

Nearby Words: deficient, deficiency


Overabundance noun - The state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed.
Usage example: an overabundance of desserts at a potluck dinner

Deficit is an antonym for overabundance.

Nearby Word: overabundant
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Overabundance or Deficit. 2016. Accessed June 09, 2023.
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