Definition of Insufficient

1. Adjective. Of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement. "Insufficient funds"

Exact synonyms: Deficient
Attributes: Quantity
Also: Meager, Meagerly, Meagre, Scrimpy, Stingy
Similar to: Depleted, Low, Inadequate, Poor, Short, Lean, Skimpy, Light, Scant, Short, Shy
Derivative terms: Deficiency, Insufficiency
Antonyms: Sufficient



Definition of Insufficient

1. a. Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate to any need, use, or purpose; as, the provisions are insufficient in quantity, and defective in quality.

Definition of Insufficient

1. Adjective. Not sufficient. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insufficient

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Insufficient

1. 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." 2. Wanting in strength, power, ability, capacity, or skill; incompetent; incapable; unfit; as, a person insufficient to discharge the duties of an office. Synonym: Inadequate, scanty, incommensurate, unequal, unfit, incompetent, incapable, inefficient. Origin: L. Insufficiens, -entis. See In- not, and Sufficient. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Insufficient

insubstantive
insuccation
insuccations
insuccess
insuck
insucken
insucking
insudate
insuetude
insufferable
insufferableness
insufferably
insufficience
insufficiencies
insufficiency
insufficient (current term)
insufficiently
insufflate
insufflated
insufflates
insufflating
insufflation
insufflation anaesthesia
insufflations
insufflator
insufflators
insuitable
insula
insulable
insulae

Literary usage of Insufficient

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery in the by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Beames (1818)
"ioi i- T' • T, imi insufficient. fore stated); reserving the Right of acting ... An Exception was taken to the Answer, as insufficient in not setting forth ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"... Dnight & Co. had been foreclosed by a judicial aale of the land covered by it; that the proceeds of the sale were insufficient to pay the debt; ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"146, § 2, in case a maximum levy of 30 cents for teachers' salaries fund authorized by section 4 is insufficient to maintain the schools for six months, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Present data are rather insufficient to yield a serviceable estimate of the average igneous rock for the whole state. ..."

5. The Lancet (1842)
"... when suffering from the misery and distress which sickness must always bring with it, and which an insufficient medical attendance may render permanent. ..."

6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"But the moderation of the conquerors was insufficient to appease the jealous prejudices of their subjects, ..."

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