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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
adulterated, amiss, arrested, bad, base, blemished, botched, bungling, callow, clumsy, damaged, defective, embryonic, erroneous, failing, fallible, faulty, flawed, found wanting, half-assed, haphazard, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, hypoplastic, immature, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure, in arrear, in arrears, in default, in short supply, in want of, inaccurate, inadequate, incompetent, incomplete, inexact, infant, inferior, infrequent, injured, insufficient, lacking, little, makeshift, maladroit, marred, mean, mediocre, messy, minus, missing, mixed, needing, not comparable, not enough, not in it, not perfect, off, out of it, part, partial, patchy, petty, promiscuous, rare, scant, scanty, scarce, scrappy, scrimpy, shabby, short, short of, shy, sketchy, skimpy, slipshod, slipshoddy, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, small, too little, trivial, uncommon, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unequal to, uneven, unfinished, unperfected, unqualified, unreached, unsatisfactory, unsatisfying, unskillful, unsound, unsufficing, unthorough, untidy, wanting
Dictionary Results for deficient:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education";
           "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina";
           "tested and found wanting" [syn: deficient,
           lacking(p), wanting(p)]
    2: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement;
       "insufficient funds" [syn: insufficient, deficient] [ant:
    3: falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"
       [syn: deficient, inferior, substandard]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.
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   Deficient number. (Arith.) See under Abundant. --
      De*fi"cient-ly, adv.
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