Thesaurus: deficiency Synonyms, deficiency Antonyms
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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