insufficient

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French insufficient, from Latin insufficiens. See also in- +‎ sufficient

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnsəˈfɪʃənt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʃənt
  • Hyphenation: in‧suf‧fi‧cient

Determiner[edit]

insufficient

  1. An inadequate quantity of; not enough.
    Insufficient time is available to reflect on the problem.
  2. (as pronoun) A quantity (of something) that is less than is needed.
    Insufficient of the building remains to determine its age.

Adjective[edit]

insufficient (comparative more insufficient, superlative most insufficient)

  1. Not sufficient; of a type or kind that does not suffice, that does not satisfy requirements or needs.
    It is a necessary condition but an insufficient one.
  2. Not sufficient; lacking competent power or ability; unqualified, unequal, unfit.

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