in sufficient

insufficient

[in-suh-fish-uhnt]
adjective
1.
not sufficient; lacking in what is necessary or required: an insufficient answer.
2.
deficient in force, quality, or amount; inadequate: insufficient protection.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin insufficient- (stem of insufficiēns). See in-3, sufficient

insufficiently, adverb


1. inadequate, scanty, deficient.
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insufficient (ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt)
 
adj
not sufficient; inadequate or deficient
 
insuf'ficiently
 
adv

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insufficient
late 14c., from O.Fr. insufficient, from L. insufficientem (nom. insufficiens), from in- "not" + sufficientem (see sufficient). Originally of persons, "inadequate, unable;" of things, from 1494.
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insufficient in·suf·fi·cient (ĭn'sə-fĭsh'ənt)
adj.

  1. Not sufficient.

  2. Incapable of proper functioning.

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