noun, plural in·suf·fi·cien·cies for 2.
Origin of insufficiency
Examples 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
British Dictionary definitions for insufficiency
Word Origin and History for insufficiency
1520s, from Late Latin insufficientia, noun of quality from insufficientem (see insufficient). Insufficience "deficiency" is from early 15c.