- Not enough; inadequate: there was insufficient evidence to convict himMore example sentences
inadequate, not enough, too little; too few, too small, deficient, poor, scant, scanty; scarce, sparse, short, in short supply, at a premium; lacking, wanting; paltry, meagre, niggardly; skimpy, sketchy, incomplete, restricted, limited• rare exiguous
- These causes might be anything from insufficient training to inadequate technology.
- So far there has been insufficient evidence to link financially any of the visits to a particular member.
- He was charged with murder in 1997 but the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.
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- In a considerable proportion it was insufficiently described and sometimes inadequately applied.
- He said the order book had been insufficiently strong.
- He is upset because magistrates deemed a bouncer that he hired was insufficiently trained, despite being licensed by the authority.
late Middle English (in the sense 'incapable, incompetent'): via Old French from late Latin insufficient- 'not sufficing', from in- 'not' + Latin sufficere (see suffice).