Antonyms for deficient

Grammar : Adj
Spell : dih-fish-uh nt
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈfɪʃ ənt

Definition of deficient

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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

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