English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'insufficiency'

(noun) 
Anaemia is due to insufficiency of iron.
Synonyms
shortage
There's no shortage of ideas.
,
lack
Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
,
deficiency
They did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
,
want
The men were daily becoming weaker for want of rest.
,
poverty
a poverty of ideas
,
inadequacy
the inadequacy of the water supply
,
short supply
,
scarcity
an ever-increasing scarcity of water
,
dearth
a dearth of resources
,
paucity (formal)
the paucity of information
,
scantiness
,
inadequateness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of dearth
Definition
an inadequate amount
a dearth of resources
Synonyms
paucity (formal),
sparsity,
scantiness,
exiguousness
in the sense of deficiency
Definition
a lack or shortage
They did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
in the sense of inadequacy
Definition
lack or shortage
the inadequacy of the water supply
Synonyms
paucity (formal),
incompleteness,
meagreness,
skimpiness,
scantiness,
inadequateness

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