Deficient

Definition of Deficient

De`fi´cient
a.1.Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment.
The style was indeed deficient in ease and variety.
- Macaulay.
Deficient number
(Arith.) See under Abundant.

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