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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 ?
Soon afterwards, observing that he was an animal altogether deficient in spirit, he assumed such boldness as to put a bridle in his mouth, and to let a child drive him.
They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited.
What indeed are all the repealing, explaining, and amending laws, which fill and disgrace our voluminous codes, but so many monuments of deficient wisdom; so many impeachments exhibited by each succeeding against each preceding session; so many admonitions to the people, of the value of those aids which may be expected from a well-constituted senate?
He does not draw himself, indeed, but he has great pleasure in seeing the performances of other people, and I assure you he is by no means deficient in natural taste, though he has not had opportunities of improving it.
He is less polished, less insinuating than Mainwaring, and is comparatively deficient in the power of saying those delightful things which put one in good humour with oneself and all the world.
If what is now said does not make this clear, we will explain it still further: if there should be any one, a very excellent player on the flute, but very deficient in family and beauty, though each of them are more valuable endowments than a skill in music, and excel this art in a higher degree than that player excels others, yet the best flutes ought to be given to him; for the superiority [1283a] in beauty and fortune should have a reference to the business in hand; but these have none.
Beetles, wingless, in Madeira; with deficient tarsi
They were not "her sort," they were often suspicious and stupid, and deficient where she excelled; but collision with them stimulated her, and she felt an interest that verged into liking, even for Charles.
Even the Cock-lane ghost had been laid only a round dozen of years, after rapping out its messages, as the spirits of this very year last past(supernaturally deficient in originality) rapped out theirs.
The peasants are very exact in supplying their quota, being obliged to pay double the value in case of failure; and very often when they have produced their full share, they are told that they have been deficient, and condemned to buy their peace with a large fine.
Again, if you string together a set of speeches expressive of character, and well finished in point of diction and thought, you will not produce thc essential tragic effect nearly so well as with a play which, however deficient in these respects, yet has a plot and artistically constructed incidents.
Now, upon the most diligent enquiry into the former lives of these two brothers, I find, besides the cursed and hellish maxim of policy above mentioned, another reason for the captain's conduct: the captain, besides what we have before said of him, was a man of great pride and fierceness, and had always treated his brother, who was of a different complexion, and greatly deficient in both these qualities, with the utmost air of superiority.

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