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synonyms for deficient

  • defective
  • faulty
  • flawed
  • impaired
  • incomplete
  • inferior
  • insufficient
  • lacking
  • scarce
  • skimpy
  • unsatisfactory
  • weak
  • amiss
  • bad
  • damaged
  • exiguous
  • found wanting
  • infrequent
  • injured
  • marred
  • meager
  • not cut out for
  • not enough
  • not make it
  • not up to scratch
  • outta gas
  • rare
  • scant
  • scanty
  • second fiddle
  • second string
  • short
  • shy
  • sketchy
  • third string
  • unassembled
  • unequal
  • unfinished
  • wanting
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antonyms for deficient

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  • abundant
  • adequate
  • enough
  • perfect
  • strong
  • sufficient
  • ample
  • excessive
  • faultless
  • flawless
  • satisfactory
  • superfluous
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How to use deficient in a sentence

It’s a problem compounded by the Marshals Service’s deficient coronavirus tracking and testing.
U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE’S LAX COVID-19 OVERSIGHT OF SOME INMATES REFLECTS A LARGER PROBLEMJOE DAVIDSONFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Similarly, a peer-reviewed observational study in Italy looking back at a small group of patients who were hospitalized with acute respiratory failure due to covid-19 found that 81 percent were vitamin D deficient.
VITAMIN D SALES ARE UP. BUT EXPERTS STILL DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT CAN PREVENT OR TREAT COVID.ALLYSON CHIUJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
However mistletoes get by with their deficient mitochondria, the big unanswered question is why these plants did away with something so seemingly useful.
THE MYSTERY OF MISTLETOE’S MISSING GENESCHRISTIE WILCOXDECEMBER 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Schwarber and Rosario could be viewed as deficient in the field.
NATIONALS KEEP SURVEYING A DEEPENED CORNER OUTFIELD MARKETJESSE DOUGHERTYDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Given what’s already known, zinc could possibly decrease the duration of infection but not the severity of symptoms, she said, particularly among people who are deficient.
CAN SUPPLEMENTS REALLY HELP FIGHT COVID-19? HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AND DON’T KNOWLAURA BEILOCTOBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
As adults, mice born to microbe-deficient mothers were less sensitive to touch than mice from mothers with a typical microbiome.
A MOTHER MOUSE’S GUT MICROBES HELP WIRE HER PUP’S BRAINCAROLYN WILKESEPTEMBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
They are all residents of park-deficient, urban communities.
NEW PLAN FOR CITY PARKS MISSES THE POINTDEBORAH SHARPE, HOWARD GREENSTEIN AND JEFF HARKNESSJULY 24, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
(b) Diseases of the stomach associated with deficient hydrochloric acid, as chronic gastritis and gastric cancer.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Napoleon himself arrived at Wrzburg on October 2nd, and found his army concentrated, but deficient of supplies.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Remnants of food from previous meals indicate deficient gastric motility.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFICIENT

  • abnormal
  • amiss
  • blemished
  • damaged
  • deficient
  • faulty
  • flawed
  • impaired
  • imperfect
  • inadequate
  • incomplete
  • injured
  • insufficient
  • lacking
  • on the bum
  • out of order
  • poor
  • sick
  • subnormal
  • unfinished
  • unhealthy
  • unsound
  • wanting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.