Deficit and Oversupply


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

Oversupply is an antonym for deficit.

Nearby Words: deficient, deficiency


Oversupply noun - The state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed.
Usage example: an oversupply of new homes is helping to drive down housing prices

Deficit is an antonym for oversupply.
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