Synonyms of 'deficiency'
a lack or shortageThey did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
The men were daily becoming weaker for want of rest.
They're ready to cut the budget deficit for the next fiscal year.
In the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
There's no shortage of ideas.
Millions suffer from sleep deprivation caused by long work hours.
the inadequacy of the water supply
an ever-increasing scarcity of water
a dearth of resources
They endured years of privation during the war.
Anaemia is due to insufficiency of iron.
the state of being deficientthe most serious deficiency in their air defence
He had invented an imaginary son, in order to make up for his real son's failings.
His manners always made her blind to his faults.
His main weakness was his bad temper.
The report pointed out the defects in the present system.
The only flaw in his character is a short temper.
The only drawback was that the apartment was too small.
His book has its shortcomings.
He concedes that there are imperfections in the socialist system.
She is aware of his faults and frailties.
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in the sense of absence
the fact of being without somethingIn the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
in the sense of dearth
an inadequate amounta dearth of resources
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