Definition of insufficient in English:

insufficient

Line breaks: in|suf¦fi|cient
Pronunciation: /ɪnsəˈfɪʃ(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

insufficiently

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'incapable, incompetent'): via Old French from late Latin insufficient- 'not sufficing', from in- 'not' + Latin sufficere (see suffice).

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