Synonyms for insufficient

Synonyms for (adjective) insufficient

Synonyms: deficient, insufficient

Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

Usage: insufficient funds

Similar words: low, depleted

Definition: no longer sufficient

Usage: supplies are low; our funds are depleted


Similar words: inadequate, poor, short

Definition: not sufficient to meet a need

Usage: an inadequate income; a poor salary; money is short; on short rations; food is in short supply; short on experience


Similar words: skimpy, lean

Definition: containing little excess

Usage: a lean budget; a skimpy allowance


Similar words: light, scant, short

Definition: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

Usage: a light pound; a scant cup of sugar; regularly gives short weight


Similar words: shy

Definition: short

Usage: eleven is one shy of a dozen