noun, plural in·suf·fi·cien·cies for 2.
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Origin of insufficiency
OTHER WORDS FROM insufficiencyself-in·suf·fi·cien·cy, noun, plural self·-in·suf·fi·cien·cies.
Words nearby insufficiency
Example sentences from the Web for insufficiency
But a serious drawback is the insufficiency and uncertainty of the rain supply.Up To Date Business|Various
In the former an insufficiency of air causes excess of carbon in the kiln and the absorption of oxygen from the glaze.Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers|George J. Cox
But he was forced to admit to himself the insufficiency of that reason; it was too palpably false.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer
And then the vanity of it, the cruelty and insufficiency of it!The Manxman|Hall Caine
The class is asked to give instances tending to prove the insufficiency of the proposed formula.The Moral Instruction of Children|Felix Adler