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deficiency

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of deficiency

  1. a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <there is a deficiency of fresh food in the diet of many of the working poor> Synonyms crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want Related Words absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privation Near Antonyms bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplus Antonyms abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth





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