Origin of insufficient
Examples from the Web for insufficient
After 90 minutes of deliberation, the jury found that the evidence was insufficient and acquitted Lizzie.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?|Nina Strochlic|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Insufficient transparency in the UT admissions process is a serious concern that goes beyond politics.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent|David Davis|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Insufficient protocols or incompetent practices for and by the nurses in the hospital hot zone.
There was also the question of inadequate protective gear and insufficient instruction.
Insufficient training, technology, and equipment to handle an Ebola epidemic, says Redlener, are byproducts of these cuts.
The unnecessary delays are stoppages caused by lack of supplies or insufficient air pressure.
The utmost tenderness of caution was insufficient to prevent the effects of this blow on De Courcy's bodily frame.Self-control|Mary Brunton
None of the rivers is navigable, and the roads are in general indifferent and insufficient.
Even Dave's mechanical expletives were insufficient to dispel the illusion.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
The chivalry which he introduced was an insufficient gift to barbarism.
British Dictionary definitions for insufficient
Word Origin and History for insufficient
late 14c., from Old French insufficient (14c.), from Latin insufficientem (nominative insufficiens) "insufficient," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + sufficientem (see sufficient). Originally of persons, "inadequate, unable;" of things, from late 15c. Related: Insufficiently.