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deficiency

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  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 of deficiency crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want Words Related to deficiency absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privation Near Antonyms of deficiency bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplus Antonyms of deficiency abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth


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