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 ?
Deeming this insufficient for purchase of the site and payment of reasonable commissions to themselves, the men in charge of the matter asked for a larger sum, which was readily given.
Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength.
All these securities, however, would be found very insufficient without the restraint of frequent elections.
Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three-and- twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.
If they should not, it will be too heavy for me, and I must humbly apply to his majesty in whose service I am a sufferer; but this, and a much greater sum would be an insufficient compensation for the constant distress and anxiety of mind I have felt for some time past, and must feel for months to come.
In the second place, images without beliefs are insufficient to constitute memory; and habits are still more insufficient.
Under this the Abraham Lincoln attained the mean speed of nearly eighteen knots and a third an hour-- a considerable speed, but, nevertheless, insufficient to grapple with this gigantic cetacean.
There came three months of mental worry, hard rolling, remorse, and physical pain to drive home the lesson of insufficient experience.
The combined jungle craft of the two had been insufficient either to trace the way that they had come, or point the general direction of the river.
Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
The temper of our governments, for a long time to come, would not permit those rigorous precautions by which the European nations guard the avenues into their respective countries, as well by land as by water; and which, even there, are found insufficient obstacles to the adventurous stratagems of avarice.
I accordingly engaged a room in the house of a lady of pure French extraction and education, who supplements the shortcomings of an income insufficient to the ever-growing demands of the Parisian system of sense-gratification, by providing food and lodging for a limited number of distinguished strangers.

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