Insufficiency and Surplus


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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

Surplus is an antonym for insufficiency.
Nearby Words: insufficient, insufficiently
Antonyms for Insufficiency


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Surplus noun – The state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed.
Usage example: we have a surplus of plastic knives, but we're short on forks and spoons for the picnic

Insufficiency is an antonym for surplus.
Nearby Word: surplusage
Antonyms for Surplus
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Surplus and Insufficiency. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 14, from
Insufficiency & Surplus. N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. <>.
Surplus or Insufficiency. 2016. Accessed April 14, 2021.

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