Failure and Insufficiency


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Failure noun – A falling short of one's goals.
Usage example: the failure of the school's fund-raising drive was a big disappointment to all

Insufficiency is a synonym for failure in deficiency topic. In some cases you can use "Insufficiency" instead a noun "Failure", when it comes to topics like inadequacy, scarcity. popular alternative
Nearby Words: fail, failing, failed
Synonyms for Failure


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Insufficiency noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: dealt with the school's insufficiency of art supplies by buying materials out of her own pocket

Failure is a synonym for insufficiency in deficiency topic. You can use "Failure" instead a noun "Insufficiency". popular alternative
Nearby Words: insufficient, insufficiently
Synonyms for Insufficiency

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severe severe failure severe insufficiency
apparent apparent failure apparent insufficiency
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