Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: deficient
IPA transcription: [dɪf'ɪʃənt]
Pronunciations of deficient
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)
    Meaning: inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"
Usage examples
  • He merely remarked that the Frenchman was deficient in intelligence.
  • But Josie Pye, if deficient in some qualities that make for popularity, had at least a natural and inborn gift, duly cultivated, for walking board fences.
  • They formed a complex and magnificent toy, richly chased and filigreed, and gleaming with jewels, which, even in the deficient light, I could not help perceiving were of high value.
  • It is not to be wondered at, that a government instituted in times so inauspicious, should on experiment be found greatly deficient and inadequate to the purpose it was intended to answer.
  • She was busily searching through the neighbourhood for a proper situation for her daughter, and, without knowing or considering what their income might be, rejected many as deficient in size and importance.
  • This may not be understood-but the old Goths of Germany would have understood it, who used to debate matters of importance to their State twice, once when drunk, and once when sober-sober that they might not be deficient in formality--drunk lest they should be destitute of vigor.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Zinc, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Pierre Trudeau, License CC BY-SA 4.0