Synonyms for deficiency

Synonyms for (noun) deficiency

Synonyms: insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency

Definition: lack of an adequate quantity or number

Usage: the inadequacy of unemployment benefits

Similar words: amount

Definition: the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

Usage: an adequate amount of food for four people

Synonyms: deficiency, lack, want

Definition: the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

Usage: there is a serious lack of insight into the problem; water is the critical deficiency in desert regions; for want of a nail the shoe was lost

Similar words: need, demand

Definition: a condition requiring relief

Usage: she satisfied his need for affection; God has no need of men to accomplish His work; there is a demand for jobs

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