Insufficiency


Insufficiency
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Insufficiency->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ insufficiency
insufficiency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inadequacy
inadequacy
inadequateness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ incompetence
incompetence
&c.(impotence) 158
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ deficiency
deficiency
&c.(incompleteness) 53
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ imperfection
imperfection
&c. 651
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ shortcoming
shortcoming
&c. 304
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ paucity
paucity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ stint
stint
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ scantiness
scantiness
&c.(smallness) 32
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ none to spare
none to spare
bare subsistence
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ scarcity
scarcity
dearth
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ want
want
need
lack
poverty
exigency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ inanition
inanition
starvation
famine
drought
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ dole
dole
mite
pittance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ short allowance
short allowance
short commons
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ half rations
half rations
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ banyan day
banyan day
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ emptiness
emptiness
poorness
&c.???adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ depletion
depletion
vacancy
flaccidity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ ebb tide
ebb tide
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ low water
low water
=> a beggarly account of empty boxes
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ a beggarly account of empty boxes
a beggarly account of empty boxes
=>(Romeo and Jul.)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ indigence
indigence
&c. 804
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ insolvency
insolvency
&c.(nonpayment) 808
PARAG:Insufficiency->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be insufficient
be insufficient
&c.???adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not suffice
not suffice
&c. 639
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ come short of
come short of
&c. 304
run dry
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ want
want
lack
need
require
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ caret
caret
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ be in want
be in want
&c.(poor) 804
live from hand to mouth
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ render insufficient
render insufficient
&c.???adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ drain of resources
drain of resources
impoverish
&c.(waste) 638
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ stint
stint
&c.(begrudge) 819
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ put on short allowance
put on short allowance
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ do insufficiently
do insufficiently
&c.->Adv.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ scotch the snake
scotch the snake
PARAG:Insufficiency->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ insufficient
insufficient
inadequate
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ too little
too little
&c. 32
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ not enough
not enough
&c. 639
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unequal to
unequal to
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ incompetent
incompetent
&c.(impotent) 158
=> weighed in the balance and found wanting
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ weighed in the balance and found wanting
weighed in the balance and found wanting
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ perfunctory
perfunctory
&c.(neglect) 460
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deficient
deficient
&c.(incomplete) 53
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ wanting
wanting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ imperfect
imperfect
&c. 651
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ill-furnished
ill-furnished
ill-provided
ill-stored
ill-off
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ slack
slack
at a low ebb
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ empty
empty
vacant
bare
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ short of
short of
out of
destitute of
devoid of
bereft of
&c. 789
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ denuded of
denuded of
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ dry
dry
drained
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unprovided
unprovided
unsupplied
unfurnished
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unreplenished
unreplenished
unfed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unstored
unstored
untreasured
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ empty-handed
empty-handed
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ meager
meager
poor
thin
scrimp
sparing
spare
stinted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ starved
starved
starving
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ halfstarved
halfstarved
famine-stricken
famished
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ jejune
jejune
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ scant
scant
&c.(small) 32
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ scarce
scarce
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ not to be had
not to be had
not to be had for love or money
not to be had at any price
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ scurvy
scurvy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ stingy
stingy
&c. 819
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ at the end of one's tether
at the end of one's tether
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ without resources
without resources
&c. 632
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ in want
in want
&c.(poor) 804
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ in debt
in debt
&c. 806
PARAG:Insufficiency->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ insufficiently
insufficiently
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in default of
in default of
for want of
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ failing
failing

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Insufficiency — In suf*fi cien*cy, n. [L. insufficientia: cf. F. insuffisance, whence OE. insuffisance. See {Insufficient}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being insufficient; lack of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequateness; as, the insufficiency of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insufficiency — I noun absence, dearth, deficiency, deficit, depletion, emptiness, exhaustion, exiguity, exiguousness, falling short, fewness, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompetence, incompleteness, inopia, lack, meagerness, need, not enough, paucity, penuria …   Law dictionary

  • insufficiency — (n.) 1520s, from L.L. insufficientia, noun of quality from insufficientem (see INSUFFICIENT (Cf. insufficient)). Insufficience deficiency is from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • insufficiency — [in΄sə fish′ənsin΄sə fish′ən sē] n. pl. insufficiencies [LL insufficientia] 1. lack of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequacy: also Rare insufficience [in΄sə fish′əns] 2. inability or failure of an organ or tissue to perform its normal function:… …   English World dictionary

  • insufficiency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1526 1. the quality or state of being insufficient: as a. lack of mental or moral fitness ; incompetence < the insufficiency of this person for public office > b. lack of adequate supply < insufficiency of provisions > c …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • insufficiency — Lack of completeness of function or power. SEE ALSO: incompetence. [L. in , neg. + sufficientia, fr. sufficio to suffice] accommodative i. a lack of appropriate accommodation for near focus. acute adrenocortical i. severe adrenocortical i. when… …   Medical dictionary

  • insufficiency — /in seuh fish euhn see/, n., pl. insufficiencies for 2. 1. deficiency in amount, force, power, competence, or fitness; inadequacy: insufficiency of supplies. 2. an instance of this. 3. inability of an organ or other part of the body to function… …   Universalium

  • insufficiency — noun The lack of sufficiency; the shortage or inadequacy of. The troops went hungry because of the insufficiency of their supplies …   Wiktionary

  • insufficiency — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of necessary amount Nouns 1. insufficiency; inadequacy, inadequateness; incompetence, impotence; deficiency, incompleteness, imperfection, shortcoming, emptiness, poorness, depletion, vacancy,… …   English dictionary for students

  • insufficiency — insufficient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not enough. DERIVATIVES insufficiency noun insufficiently adverb …   English terms dictionary