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deficient


deficient

adjective

Definition of DEFICIENT

1
lacking some necessary part <a diet deficient in calcium can lead to weak bones>
2
falling short of a standard <woefully deficient eyesight kept him out of military service>
3
not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need <too deficient in common sense to be trusted to stay by himself>

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