Antonyms of noun sufficiency

1 of 3 senses of sufficiency

Sense 3
sufficiency, adequacy -- (the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence")
       Antonym of insufficiency (Sense 3)
      => insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency -- (lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sufficiency

3 senses of sufficiency

Sense 1
sufficiency -- (sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations; "her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency")
       => wealth, wealthiness -- (the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence")

Sense 2
enough, sufficiency -- (an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose; "enough is as good as a feast"; "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country")
       => relative quantity -- (a quantity relative to some purpose)

Sense 3
sufficiency, adequacy -- (the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

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