Deficient

De*fi"cient

(?), a. [L. deficiens, -entis, p. pr. of deficere to be wanting. See Defect.] Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment.
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The style was indeed deficient in ease and variety.
Macaulay.
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Deficient number. (Arith.) See under Abundant.

-- De*fi"cient-ly, adv.
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