Antonyms for deficient
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : dih-fish-uh nt|
|Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈfɪʃ ənt|
Definition of deficientOrigin :
- 1580s, from Latin deficientem (nominative deficiens), present participle of deficere "to desert, revolt, fail," from de- "down, away" (see de-) + facere "to do, perform" (see factitious).
- adj imperfect, inadequate
- Sometimes he is sure she is deficient in understanding, and at others that her temper only is in fault.
- Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
- Sir John was not, on his side, deficient in attention to his own interests.
- Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
- By that good lady the Houris are said to be held in deficient esteem.
- Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
- Not to be deficient in interest, Clennam asked what he might be doing there?
- Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
- He might as well say that John Bunyan was deficient in ethical instincts.
- Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
- He was agreeable, too agreeable; he certainly had not bad manners, but he was deficient in tact.
- Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
- It is manner in which the literature of all nations is deficient.
- Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
- She desired to protect them, and often felt that they could protect her, excelling where she was deficient.
- Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
- Nobody has a right to be so deficient in courage as you allow yourself to be.
- Extract from : « The Market-Place » by Harold Frederic
- You deem me, then, deficient in this same independence of spirit?
- Extract from : « The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
Synonyms for deficient
- found wanting
- not cut out for
- not enough
- not make it
- not up to scratch
- outta gas
- second fiddle
- second string
- third string
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