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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 ?
Though deficient in neither of these qualities, he had met an enemy every way his equal.
In his younger days--for, after all, there was a dim tradition that he had been, not young, but younger--Uncle Venner was commonly regarded as rather deficient, than otherwise, in his wits.
Aurelia's experience of genius, as exemplified in the deceased Lorenzo de Medici led her into a greater admiration of plain, every-day common sense, a quality in which Rebecca, it must be confessed, seemed sometimes painfully deficient.
I am happy you approved," said Emma, smiling; "but I hope I am not often deficient in what is due to guests at Hartfield.
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.
Mary had a milder and more open countenance than Blanche; softer features too, and a skin some shades fairer (Miss Ingram was dark as a Spaniard)--but Mary was deficient in life: her face lacked expression, her eye lustre; she had nothing to say, and having once taken her seat, remained fixed like a statue in its niche.
He had reached the age of sixteen then, I think, and without having bad features, or being deficient in intellect, he contrived to convey an impression of inward and outward repulsiveness that his present aspect retains no traces of.
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.
I am therefore willing to believe that she was in a fit when we found her under the boiler; and that the deficient tea-spoons were attributable to the dustman.
O Woman, best are all things as the will Of God ordaind them, his creating hand Nothing imperfet or deficient left Of all that he Created, much less Man, Or ought that might his happie State secure, Secure from outward force; within himself The danger lies, yet lies within his power: Against his will he can receave no harme.
I hope you told him also," she said sternly, "that, however deficient we may be in feeling, we did everything that lay in our power for our child.
All crimes against the state, are punished here with the utmost severity; but, if the person accused makes his innocence plainly to appear upon his trial, the accuser is immediately put to an ignominious death; and out of his goods or lands the innocent person is quadruply recompensed for the loss of his time, for the danger he underwent, for the hardship of his imprisonment, and for all the charges he has been at in making his defence; or, if that fund be deficient, it is largely supplied by the crown.

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