Dominant models of depression tend to treat the condition as a defect or deficiency.
Nowhere has the deficiency been more painfully on display than with regard to the Middle East.
It was chiefly the deficiency of bread which had compelled the garrison to surrender.
It is the deficiency, and not the excess of this quality, that is to be feared.
One kind of gag is attributable to failure of memory or deficiency of study on the part of the player.
"We must do our best to supply the deficiency," said Morton, as he entered.
Where this principle fails, it is not easy to suggest a proceeding that shall supply the deficiency.
Wherever her heart was interested, there never seemed a deficiency of mind.
This is, as he himself states, the best possible proof that he was unconscious of any error or any deficiency.
The want of this is the cause of more waste than any other deficiency.
deficiency de·fi·cien·cy (dĭ-fĭsh'ən-sē)
A lack or shortage of something essential to health; an insufficiency.