Definition of 'insufficient'
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He was arrested but the case was dropped over insufficient evidence. The Sun (2016)Cops said there was insufficient evidence and the case was dropped in February. The Sun (2016)Although today's measures will be welcomed by campaigners, some will say that previous reviews have taken place and that insufficient funds are reaching mental health services. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Then the bank called saying there were insufficient funds to pay the mortgage. The Sun (2008)There was insufficient evidence to prove this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is insufficient evidence to say much more than it has potential and further trials are required. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Surely the bank can bounce a cheque or a direct debit payment if there are insufficient funds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That it was insufficient proved no surprise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The case was dropped because of insufficient evidence. The Sun (2007)She tried one more transaction and was told there were insufficient funds. The Sun (2008)Perhaps this narrow inquiry will prove to be insufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She is arrested a second time but released due to insufficient evidence. The Sun (2013)It failed to go through the first time as there were insufficient funds in my account. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Nor does he worry that sealing their letters with wax may prove an insufficient safeguard. The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History (2007)Recent reports suggested that the investigation was on the verge of collapse due to insufficient evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It said there was insufficient evidence to prove an offence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It also urged governments to be ready to step in if monetary policy proved insufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They proved an insufficient defence for sterling so it became necessary to devise plans and calculations for devaluation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If the fund was insufficient to cover benefits, the employees suffered. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Yet the jury could not deliver a verdict on two other suspects, where evidence was insufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Although this may be true in individual cases, there is insufficient research evidence to support this view. Families and Friends - how to help your child form happy relationships. (1989)Now funds are simply insufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The five doctors are at the head of concerns that there is insufficient medical evidence to support the view that the government weapons inspector killed himself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are dependent on central government for their funding; but that funding is insufficient to meet the needs of global competition. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The ensuing row led to a complaint to the local standards panel, which concluded there was insufficient evidence to justify a full investigation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'insufficient'
British English: insufficient /ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is insufficient is not enough for a particular purpose.
There are insufficient funds to pay the debt.
- American English: insufficient
- Arabic: غَيْرُ كَافٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: insuficiente
- Chinese: 不足的
- Croatian: nedovoljan
- Czech: nedostačující
- Danish: utilstrækkelig
- Dutch: onvoldoende
- European Spanish: insuficiente
- Finnish: riittämätön
- French: insuffisant
- German: ungenügend
- Greek: ελλιπής
- Italian: insufficiente
- Japanese: 不十分な
- Korean: 불충분한
- Norwegian: utilstrekkelig
- Polish: niedostateczny
- European Portuguese: insuficiente
- Romanian: insuficient
- Russian: недостаточный
- Spanish: insuficiente
- Swedish: otillräcklig
- Thai: ไม่เพียงพอ
- Turkish: yetersiz
- Ukrainian: недостатній
- Vietnamese: không đủ
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