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Adjective
Insufficient or inadequate in something
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“Prepare a statement for this committee showing where you are deficient in funds for the various reports that should be printed and made available for distribution.”
Adjective
Not having all the necessary or appropriate parts
“However, such diets may be deficient in vitamins and minerals.”
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Low in quality or below expectations
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“Similarly, she has not observed or complained about any deficient workmanship in the insulation and drywall, and she believes that none exists with respect to her residence.”
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Not functioning or working as expected
“We must justly charge the failure of the company to secure a profit on their work to the mechanical difficulties encountered in the manufacture and the losses experienced due to deficient machinery.”
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Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
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Consisting of disorganized, untidy, or incomplete parts
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Having no use, purpose or reason
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Pertaining to or resembling someone very stupid
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Lacking or without a given thing, element or quality
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Out of practice in a skill or subject
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Ambiguous or undecided, not having or leading to a conclusion
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Incapable of, or indisposed to, quick and effective action
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Made of very light or fine material
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Not grammatically or linguistically fluent
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