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de·fi·cient

 (dĭ-fĭsh′ənt)
adj.
1. Lacking an essential quality or element: deficient in common sense.
2. Inadequate in amount or degree; insufficient: a deficient education.

[Latin dēficiēns, dēficient-, present participle of dēficere, to fail, be wanting; see defect.]

de·fi′cient n.
de·fi′cient·ly adv.

deficient

(dɪˈfɪʃənt)
adj
1. lacking some essential; incomplete; defective
2. inadequate in quantity or supply; insufficient
[C16: from Latin dēficiēns lacking, from dēficere to fall short; see defect]
deˈficiently adv

de•fi•cient

(dɪˈfɪʃ ənt)

adj.
1. lacking some element or characteristic; defective.
2. inadequate.
n.
3. one who is deficient, esp. one who is mentally defective.
[1575–85; < Latin dēficient-, s. of dēficiēns, present participle of dēficere to fail, weaken]
de•fi′cient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deficient - inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"
inadequate, unequal - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
2.deficient - of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"
meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"
3.deficient - falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"
nonstandard - varying from or not adhering to a standard; "nonstandard windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard lengths of board"

deficient

deficient

adjective
1. Lacking an essential element:
2. Not enough to meet a demand or requirement:
Translations
ناقِص
postrádající
mangelfuldufuldkommenutilstrækkelig
riittämätön
ábótavant
stokastokojantis
nepietiekošsnepilnīgs
nepostačujúci
nezadostenpomanjkljiv

deficient

[dɪˈfɪʃənt] ADJ (gen) → deficiente; (in quantity) → insuficiente; (= incomplete) → incompleto; (= defective) → defectuoso
to be deficient in sthestar falto de algo
his diet is deficient in vitamin Csu dieta está falta de vitamina C
mentally deficientdeficiente mental

deficient

[dɪˈfɪʃənt] adj
(= inadequate) [service, equipment] → défectueux/euse
(= lacking) deficient in → carencé(e) en, pauvre en
a diet deficient in vitamin B → un régime carencé en vitamine B, un régime pauvre en vitamine B
to be deficient in sth (gen)manquer de qch; (in vitamin, mineral)avoir une carence en qch

deficient

adjunzulänglich; somebody/something is deficient in somethingjdm/einer Sache fehlt es an etw (dat); a diet deficient in ironeine Ernährung, die nicht genug Eisen enthält ? mentally

deficient

[dɪˈfɪʃnt] adjdeficiente, insufficiente
to be deficient in sth → mancare di qc

deficient

(diˈfiʃənt) adjective
lacking in what is needed. Their food is deficient in vitamins.
deˈficiencyplural deˈficiencies noun
(a) shortage or absence of what is needed.

deficient

a. deficiente, careciente.

deficient

adj deficiente; to be — in carecer de, faltar(le) (a uno)
References in classic literature ?
Yes,--he's mentally deficient, or something of the sort, isn't he?
The man tried to free himself from her rather surprising attentions, but she only clung more tightly to him, and suddenly, as he recalled that he had always heard that one must humor the mentally deficient, and at the same time seeing in her a possible agency of escape, he dosed his eyes and returned her embraces.
Alarmed by the integration movement in the United States, Italian eugenicists held that blacks were athletically gifted but mentally deficient.
When Newcastle or Sunderland supporters have dared to suggest such things in the past, they've been written off as deluded, damaged or somehow mentally deficient.
jhtml) MTV News , Wiig, who is an "SNL" alum like Ferrell, will reportedly be playing the love interest of Carell's mentally deficient character who loves lamps.
If we're glorifying violence in America, we're going to see more kids, especially when they're mentally deficient, wanting to lash out and become suicide killers.
Elizabeth was born in 1920, amid a wave of institutionalization that had, by the mid-1960s, deposited almost 65,000 mentally deficient children and adults in facilities across Britain (out of a total population of 53 million).
You get people who are clearly mentally deficient being openly laughed at by the judges and the public," the Sun quoted the QPR star as writing in his column in The Big Issue.
Though it seemed obvious that the case, involving a mentally deficient defendant who had gouged his victim's eyes out, would never have reached court in the real world as he was unfit to plead.
The prolonged suffering is not limited to the neonate concerned but also to the parents as the surviving neonate is almost always ventilator-dependent and mentally deficient.
Pope Benedict XVI has stated that "only conviction convinces, and it still does today" Do political figures today truly believe that their opponents are as mentally deficient as they claim?
Henry was the youngest of four children, and from an early age - his pediatrician would later testify at a hearing to have him committed - it became clear that the boy was mentally deficient.