insufficiency

  • 1Insufficiency — In suf*fi cien*cy, n. [L. insufficientia: cf. F. insuffisance, whence OE. insuffisance. See {Insufficient}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being insufficient; lack of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequateness; as, the insufficiency of… …

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  • 2insufficiency — I noun absence, dearth, deficiency, deficit, depletion, emptiness, exhaustion, exiguity, exiguousness, falling short, fewness, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompetence, incompleteness, inopia, lack, meagerness, need, not enough, paucity, penuria …

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  • 3insufficiency — (n.) 1520s, from L.L. insufficientia, noun of quality from insufficientem (see INSUFFICIENT (Cf. insufficient)). Insufficience deficiency is from early 15c …

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  • 4insufficiency — [in΄sə fish′ənsin΄sə fish′ən sē] n. pl. insufficiencies [LL insufficientia] 1. lack of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequacy: also Rare insufficience [in΄sə fish′əns] 2. inability or failure of an organ or tissue to perform its normal function:… …

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  • 5Insufficiency — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Insufficiency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 insufficiency insufficiency Sgm: N 1 inadequacy inadequacy inadequateness Sgm: N 1 incompetence incompetence &c.(impotence) 158 Sgm: N 1 deficiency deficiency… …

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  • 6insufficiency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1526 1. the quality or state of being insufficient: as a. lack of mental or moral fitness ; incompetence < the insufficiency of this person for public office > b. lack of adequate supply < insufficiency of provisions > c …

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  • 7insufficiency — Lack of completeness of function or power. SEE ALSO: incompetence. [L. in , neg. + sufficientia, fr. sufficio to suffice] accommodative i. a lack of appropriate accommodation for near focus. acute adrenocortical i. severe adrenocortical i. when&#8230; …

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  • 8insufficiency — /in seuh fish euhn see/, n., pl. insufficiencies for 2. 1. deficiency in amount, force, power, competence, or fitness; inadequacy: insufficiency of supplies. 2. an instance of this. 3. inability of an organ or other part of the body to function&#8230; …

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  • 9insufficiency — noun The lack of sufficiency; the shortage or inadequacy of. The troops went hungry because of the insufficiency of their supplies …

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  • 10insufficiency — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of necessary amount Nouns 1. insufficiency; inadequacy, inadequateness; incompetence, impotence; deficiency, incompleteness, imperfection, shortcoming, emptiness, poorness, depletion, vacancy,&#8230; …

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  • 11insufficiency — insufficient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not enough. DERIVATIVES insufficiency noun insufficiently adverb …

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  • 12insufficiency — n. 1 the condition of being insufficient. 2 Med. the inability of an organ to perform its normal function (renal insufficiency). Etymology: ME f. LL insufficientia (as INSUFFICIENT) …

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  • 13insufficiency — Synonyms and related words: arrear, arrearage, arrears, asymmetry, baseness, contrariety, daintiness, decline, defalcation, default, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, delicacy, delinquency, difference, diminutiveness, disability, disablement,&#8230; …

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  • 14insufficiency — in|suf|fi|cien|cy [ ,ınsə fıʃnsi ] noun uncount 1. ) FORMAL a situation in which there is not enough of something 2. ) MEDICAL a medical condition in which an organ in the body does not work as it should …

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  • 15insufficiency — in·suf·fi·cien·cy || ‚ɪnsÉ™ fɪʃnsɪ n. shortage, lack, insufficient amount, inadequacy; failure of an organ to function properly (Medicine) …

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  • 16insufficiency — noun the condition of being insufficient. ↘Medicine the inability of an organ to perform normally …

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  • 17insufficiency — n. Inadequateness, inadequacy, incompetence, deficiency, lack, defectiveness, dearth …

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  • 18insufficiency — n 1. deficiency, inadequacy, inade quateness, insufficience, insufficientness; scarcity, dearth, exiguity, paucity, scantiness, scantness, mea gerness, none to spare, stint, lack, want, short supply, need, wantage; falling short, shortcoming,&#8230; …

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  • 19insufficiency — in·suf·fi·cien·cy …

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  • 20insufficiency — n. inability of an organ or part, such as the heart or kidney, to carry out its normal function …

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