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- An inadequate quantity of; not enough.
- Insufficient time is available to reflect on the problem.
- (as pronoun) A quantity (of something) that is less than is needed.
- Insufficient of the building remains to determine its age.
- 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.
- Not sufficient; lacking competent power or ability; unqualified, unequal, unfit.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act I, scene i:
- Brother Coſroe, I find my ſelfe agreeu’d,
Yet inſufficient to expreſſe the ſame:
For it requires a great and thundering ſpeech: […]
- unsufficient (uncommon)
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Translations to be checked: "Not sufficient"