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Wordnet 3.0


1. of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement;
- Example: "insufficient funds"
[syn: insufficient, deficient]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Insufficient \In`suf*fi"cient\, a. [L. insufficiens, -entis. See In- not, and Sufficient.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate to any need, use, or purpose; as, the provisions are insufficient in quantity, and defective in quality. "Insufficient for His praise." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. Wanting in strength, power, ability, capacity, or skill; incompetent; incapable; unfit; as, a person insufficient to discharge the duties of an office. Syn: Inadequate; scanty; incommensurate; unequal; unfit; incompetent; incapable; inefficient. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

insufficient adj 1: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds" [syn: insufficient, deficient] [ant: sufficient]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "insufficient": asymmetric, base, defective, deficient, disappointing, disheartening, disparate, displeasing, disproportionate, dissatisfactory, failing, found wanting, half-assed, ill-matched, ill-sorted, imperfect, inadequate, incommensurate, incompetent, incomplete, inferior, irregular, lacking, little, maladroit, mean, mediocre, minus, mismatched, not comparable, not enough, not good enough, not in it, odd, out of it, out of proportion, petty, scant, scanty, scarce, shabby, short, short of, shy, skew, skewed, small, too little, trivial, unequal, unequal to, uneven, unfulfilling, ungratifying, unqualified, unreached, unsatisfactory, unsatisfying, unskillful, unsufficing, wanting