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Deficiency meaning

deficiency - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect.
  2. 2. Defect; want; lack.
  3. 3. Deficient.

deficiency - examples of usage

  1. He walked by the wheat, but did not see the deficiency of the crop, nor the extraordinary growth of weeds. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. I wish you all to learn manners, in which I find occasionally a great deficiency among the junior officers of the service. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. The deficiency of conduct in this useful part of our species ought to be supplied by the superior. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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