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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)
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