noun, plural de·fi·cien·cies.
- deficiency account,
- deficiency disease,
- deficiency judgment,
- deficiency symptom,
Origin of deficiency
Examples from the Web for deficiencies
His deficiencies and self-doubts, amid his epochal mission of liberation, are precisely what make him interesting.
Deficiencies in vital nutrients cause skin to dry, lips to crack, and hair to fall out.
“By sixth grade, children are aware of their deficiencies,” Porter says.
I'd like to find some more efficient means of curing these deficiencies.
Just gaze upon its deficiencies in the current crisis with North Korea.
These deficiencies were a source of mortification all his life.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
It's the mountain air, which makes up for the deficiencies of the kitchen.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
Your poor father, Mr. Norman, could never understand time-tables and never attempted to conceal his deficiencies.The Evil Genius|Wilkie Collins
So he ceased to reproach himself, and began to think how he might yet remedy the deficiencies of Jack's weak joints.The Marvellous Land of Oz|L. Frank Baum
The exceſſes of Genius may eaſily be retrenched, but the deficiencies of Dulneſs can never be ſupplied.Essays on Various Subjects|Hannah More