Insufficiency and Want


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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

Want is a synonym for insufficiency in lack topic. In some cases you can use "Want" instead a noun "Insufficiency", when it comes to topics like amount, necessity, shortage, scarcity.
Nearby Words: insufficient, insufficiently
Synonyms for Insufficiency


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Want noun – The fact or state of being absent.
Usage example: the proverb that begins, “for want of a nail, the shoe was lost”

Insufficiency is a synonym for want in lack topic. You can use "Insufficiency" instead a noun "Want", if it concerns topics such as amount, deficiency, dearth, scarcity.
Nearby Words: wanting, wanted
Synonyms for Want
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