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synonyms for deficits

  • loss
  • shortfall
  • arrears
  • defalcation
  • default
  • deficiency
  • dues
  • inadequacy
  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • paucity
  • scantiness
  • shortcoming
  • dead horse
  • due bill
  • in hock
  • in the hole
  • in the red
  • insufficience
  • red ink
  • underage
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antonyms for deficits

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  • abundance
  • adequacy
  • advantage
  • enough
  • perfection
  • plenty
  • satisfaction
  • success
  • sufficiency
  • excess
  • superfluousness
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How to use deficits in a sentence

One cardinal principle of the greatest English finance ministers has been the avoidance of deficits or undue surpluses.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 4VARIOUS
Frequently recurring deficits are, in themselves, a condemnation of the methods under which they are found.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 3VARIOUS
One cannot wonder that there were occasional deficits in the bank account at Lindsey Row.
THE LIFE OF JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLERELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
Had, indeed, all his excesses of payment been gathered into one fund, that fund would have covered his deficits ten times over.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
It is evident that Russian railways can afford to lose; their deficits last year amounted to the sum of fourteen million roubles.
EMPIRES AND EMPERORS OF RUSSIA, CHINA, KOREA, AND JAPANPTER VAY
It was not anticipated that such would be the case, but in any event the deficits would be of short duration.
THE HISTORY OF THE POST OFFICE IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICAWILLIAM SMITH
The deficits he had to defray were always heavy; the last of them, as I understand, a thousand pounds.
JOHN LEECH, HIS LIFE AND WORK. VOL. 1WILLIAM POWELL FRITH
In 1876, however, the long series of surpluses ceased, and they have since been replaced by deficits almost as continuous.
A VISIT TO JAVAW. BASIL WORSFOLD
Cultivation widens areas, and supplements the deficits which the natural reproduction of the species may present.
ORIGIN OF CULTIVATED PLANTSALPHONSE DE CANDOLLE
During the ten years beginning in 1879 New Zealand finance was little more than a series of attempts to avert deficits.
THE LONG WHITE CLOUDWILLIAM PEMBER REEVES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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