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deficient División en sílabas: de·fi·cient
Pronunciación: /dəˈfiSHənt/

Definición de deficient en inglés:


1Not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient: this diet is deficient in vitamin B
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The rapidly growing yearling is further jeopardized when twice daily feedings are already marginal or deficient in protein quality.
  • The summer growing season of kenaf corresponds with low quality forages deficient in protein in the Southeast.
  • I told myself that my attitude, knowledge, and skill cost a patient's life and I was deficient in all those qualities that a doctor should have.
1.1Insufficient or inadequate: they trashed the legislation as deficient
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The report accuses prosecutors of conducting deficient investigations or presenting inadequate evidence at the trials.
  • She blames deficient preparation and insufficient commitment on the part of the school, but she also notes impediments in the exams themselves.
  • Similarly, she has not observed or complained about any deficient workmanship in the insulation and drywall and she believes that none exists with respect to her residence.
2 (also mentally deficient) dated or , offensive Having mental disabilities.


Late 16th century (originally in the theological phrase deficient cause, denoting a failure or deficiency that has a particular consequence): from Latin deficient- 'failing', from the verb deficere (see defect1).

Palabras que riman con deficient

coefficient, efficient, proficient, sufficient
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