insufficient


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in·suf·fi·cient

 (ĭn′sə-fĭsh′ənt)
adj.
Not sufficient; inadequate.

in′suf·fi′cient·ly adv.

insufficient

(ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt)
adj
not sufficient; inadequate or deficient
ˌinsufˈficiently adv

in•suf•fi•cient

(ˌɪn səˈfɪʃ ənt)

adj.
1. not sufficient: an insufficient answer.
2. inadequate: insufficient protection.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
in`suf•fi′cient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insufficient - 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"
sufficient - of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food"

insufficient

insufficient

adjective
Not enough to meet a demand or requirement:
Translations
nedostačujícínedostatečný
utilstrækkelig
riittämätön
nedovoljan
ófullnægjandi
不十分な
불충분한
nepakankamai
nepietiekamsnepietiekošs
nezadosten
otillräcklig
ไม่เพียงพอ
không đủ

insufficient

[ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt] ADJinsuficiente

insufficient

[ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt] adj [funds, funding] → insuffisant(e); [information, evidence] → insuffisant(e); [demand] → insuffisant(e)

insufficient

adjnicht genügend; insufficient evidenceMangel man Beweisen; to take insufficient account of somethingetw nicht genug in Betracht ziehen

insufficient

[ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃnt] adjinsufficiente

insufficient

(insəˈfiʃənt) adjective
not enough. The prisoner was released because the police had insufficient proof of his guilt.
ˌinsufˈficiently adverb
ˌinsufˈficiency noun

insufficient

غَيْرُ كَافٍ nedostačující utilstrækkelig ungenügend ελλιπής insuficiente riittämätön insuffisant nedovoljan insufficiente 不十分な 불충분한 onvoldoende utilstrekkelig niedostateczny insuficiente недостаточный otillräcklig ไม่เพียงพอ yetersiz không đủ 不足的

insufficient

a. insuficiente, escaso-a.

insufficient

adj insuficiente
References in classic literature ?
But the shock was insufficient to repel the impetus of the charge.
I submitted all this to my friends Simeon Macey and Charley Coffin, of Nantucket, both messmates of mine in a certain voyage, and they united in the opinion that the reasons set forth were altogether insufficient.
The poor, frightened old woman at last forgot her fears; and, even Eliza, as the night waned, found all her anxieties insufficient to keep her eyes from closing.
If I had been killed in the presence of a thousand colored people, their testimony combined would have been insufficient to have arrested one of the murderers.
She felt that she had been risking her friend's happiness on most insufficient grounds.
Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
Our clothing was insufficient to protect us from the severe cold: we had no boots, the snow got into our shoes and melted there: our ungloved hands became numbed and covered with chilblains, as were our feet: I remember well the distracting irritation I endured from this cause every evening, when my feet inflamed; and the torture of thrusting the swelled, raw, and stiff toes into my shoes in the morning.
Pendril, "so meanly and disgracefully insufficient that I am ashamed to mention it.
Scanty and insufficient suppers those, and innocent of meat, as of most other sauce to wretched bread.
Wemmick, backing as far as possible from the insufficient money produced, said, "it's no use, my boy.
In society there were silly conversations lasting half a minute, cool acquaintanceships founded on such half-minutes, general reciprocity of suspicion, overcrowding, insufficient ventilation, bad music badly executed, late hours, unwholesome food, intoxicating liquors, jealous competition in useless expenditure, husband-hunting, flirting, dancing, theatres, and concerts.
If Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "I were to requite thee as the importance and nature of the cure deserves, the treasures of Venice, the mines of Potosi, would be insufficient to pay thee.

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