Synonyms and Antonyms of insufficiency
1 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <dealt with the school's insufficiency of art supplies by buying materials out of her own pocket> Synonyms crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, deficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, wantRelated Words absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privationNear Antonyms bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplusAntonyms abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth
2 the lack of sufficient ability, power, or means <her alleged insufficiency for the job> Synonyms impotence, inadequacy, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, inability, powerlessnessRelated Words disqualification, inaptitude; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, inefficiencyNear Antonyms aptitude, bent, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; effectiveness, effectualness, efficaciousness, efficiency; fitness, suitability, suitableness; potency, power, puissance, sinew, strengthAntonyms ability, adequacy, capability, capacity, competence, competency, potency
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