deficiently

[ dih-fish-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF deficiently
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He was a man of scholastic training, and I had been deficiently educated.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Latin deficientem (nominative deficiens), present participle of deficere "to desert, revolt, fail," from de- "down, away" (see de-) + facere "to do, perform" (see factitious).

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