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[dɪfˈɪʃənt], [dɪfˈɪʃənt], [d_ɪ_f_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_n_t]

Synonyms for Deficient:

deficient (adjective)

imperfect, inadequate, insufficient, lacking.

imperfect (adjective)

blemished, blotched, defective, faulty, flawed, incomplete, second-rate, spoiled, tainted.

incomplete (adjective)

curtailed, discontinuous, embryonic, fractional, fragmentary, immature, missing, partial, patchy, scanty, sectional, segmental, short, unaccomplished, unachieved, unattained, undone, unfinished, unfulfilled, unsatisfactory.

insufficient (adjective)

flyspeck, meager, miserly, niggardly, poor, scarce, skimpy, sparse, stingy.

small (adjective)

baby, bantam, beggarly, compact, delicate, diminutive, dwarfish, itty-bitty, little, microscopic, miniature, minimal, minor, minute, modest, negligible, nugatory, paltry, petite, picayune, piddling, pocket, puny, scant, scrawny, slight, slim, small, smallish, spare, sparing, teensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, toy, trifling, ungenerous, wee, weeny.

unacceptable (adjective)

inadmissible, inappropriate, inferior, intolerable, unacceptable, unsuitable, untenable.

Other synonyms and related words:

ESN, STANDOUT, WACK, Weak-minded, absent, addle-pated, adulterated, amateurish, amiss, arrested, at a premium, atrocious, attocerebral, awry, backward, bad, bankrupt, bare, bare-boned, barren, base, below average, below par, blamable, boneheaded, botched, broad, broken, bungling, bush, callow, challenged, clumsy, cracked, crude, damaged, defect, deficiency, depleted, destitute, destitution, deteriorated, devoid, dim-witted, disappointing, displeasing, disqualified, dissatisfactory, distort, down, dull, dumb, education ESN, education exceptional, empty-headed, erroneous, exceptional, execrable, exiguous, failing, failure, fallible, feeble-minded, found wanting, fragmented, frail, general, gormless, half, half-assed, halfand-half, halfway, halfwitted, handicapped, haphazard, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, hollow, hopeless, hypoplastic, idiotic, ill, ill-furnished, ill-off, ill-provided, ill-stored, imbecilic, impaired, impecunious, impotent, imprecise, impure, in arrear, in arrears, in default, in short supply, in want of, inaccurate, inapt, incapable, incompetent, inconclusive, indecisive, indefinite, indifferent, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, inept, inexact, inexpert, infant, infertile, infrequent, injured, insolvent, lack, lame, leaky, lean, less, lesser, light, limited, loose, low, lower, lowly, makeshift, maladroit, marred, matter, meagerly, meagre, mean, mediocre, mentally defective, messy, middling, minus, miss, mixed, moronic, needful, needing, needy, neglect, non-specific, nonexistent, nonstandard, not comparable, not cut out for, not enough, not in it, not make it, not perfect, not up to scratch, not working, off, on the blink, on the fritz, out of depth, out of it, out of order, outta gas, oversimplified, part, partly, pathetic, pathetical, peccant, pending, penniless, penurious, perfect, perfunctory, petty, piddly, piecemeal, pinched, plain, poverty, promiscuous, questionable, rare, ropy, rough, rusty, sans, scrappy, scrimpy, second fiddle, second-class, secondary, secondrate, see complete, seldom, seldom met with, shabby, shoddy, short of, short-handed, shy, simple, simplified, sketchy, slender, slipshod, slipshoddy, sloppy, slovenly, slow, slow-witted, sluttish, smaller, sprung, starved, straitened, sub, subaltern, subnormal, suboptimal, subordinate, substandard, talentless, thick, thick-witted, thin, too little, trivial, unable, unadorned, unassembled, uncommon, uncompleted, unconsummated, under, underdeveloped, underfunded, undermanned, undetailed, undeveloped, unelaborate, unelaborated, unembellished, unequal, unequal to, uneven, unfit, unfruitful, ungrammatical, unimportant, unintelligent, unperfected, unplentiful, unprepared, unproductive, unqualified, unreached, unsatisfying, unskilful, unskilled, unskillful, unsound, unsubstantial, unsufficing, unthorough, untidy, unusual, unworthy, vacant, vague, vile, wane, want, wanting, warped, wasted, weak, witless, worthless, wretched, wrong.

Rhymes for Deficient:

  1. omniscient, sufficient, proficient, efficient;
  2. inefficient, beneficent, insufficient, self-sufficient, coefficient;

Quotes for Deficient:

  1. No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
  2. The American Race is marked by a brown complexion; long, black, lank hair; and deficient beard. Samuel George Morton.
  3. But alas, they are all sadly deficient because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon. Adam Weishaupt.