Sufficiency and Shortage


Sufficiency noun - The quality or state of meeting one's needs adequately.
Usage example: the sufficiency of the portions is such that you will leave the restaurant with a full stomach but without doggie bags

Shortage is an antonym for sufficiency.

Nearby Words: sufficient, sufficiently


Shortage noun - A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: there was a troubling shortage of supplies for the troops overseas this year

Sufficiency is an antonym for shortage in deficiency topic.

Nearby Words: short, shorted, shortfall, shorting
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