This view might have been considered rather tame than otherwise, deficient in what landscape painters call “life.”
Is there something, er, deficient about the type of guy who earns a living saving lives, succoring the sick, abetting the needy?
Like a physician, he should find the weak and deficient parts and build them up.
Harry Glen was apparently not deficient in either pride or will.
And she admitted to herself that the mind of a woman was deficient when she failed to do justice to these performances.
The new King of Spain was deficient in moral force and determination.
The inn was of a piece with all those at which we lodged in Dauphiné, deficient in everything for which an inn exists.
In officers and men the navy was almost as deficient as in vessels.
I confess that most of "Marmion," as also of the "Lady of the Lake," is tame to me, and deficient in high poetic genius.
I am not so little of a gentleman as to be deficient in the rudiments of hospitality.
deficient de·fi·cient (dĭ-fĭsh'ənt)
Lacking an essential quality or element.
Inadequate in amount or degree; insufficient.