deficient

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin deficiens, present participle of deficere (to lack, fail, be wanting); see defect.

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deficient (comparative more deficient, superlative most deficient)

  1. Lacking something essential; often construed with in.
  2. Insufficient or inadequate in amount.

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dēficient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dēficiō