We hear sometimes from legends of national migrations caused by insufficiency of food.
The only seasoning given our food was an insufficiency of salt.
Where now he realized only his own inconsequence, effort would make him aware of his own impotency and insufficiency.
It is perhaps an exaggeration of the condition to call it "insufficiency and decay."
Have you not often felt your own insufficiency to effect your own wishes in the commonest things?
And then the vanity of it, the cruelty and insufficiency of it!
Never before in her life had she been up against this problem of insufficiency.
But a serious drawback is the insufficiency and uncertainty of the rain supply.
She was bitterly unhappy at first about this, taking it as an indication of the insufficiency of her charms.
They too hastily confessed the insufficiency of arms and fortifications.
insufficiency in·suf·fi·cien·cy (ĭn'sə-fĭsh'ən-sē)
An inability of a bodily part or an organ to function normally.
A moral or mental incompetence.
An inadequate supply.