ADJ: oft ADJ to-inf, ADJ for n
Something that is insufficient is not large enough in amount or degree for a particular purpose. [FORMAL]

He decided there was insufficient evidence to justify criminal proceedings...

These efforts were insufficient to contain the burgeoning crisis.

Derived words:
insufficiency [[t]ɪ̱nsəfɪ̱ʃ(ə)nsi[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

Late miscarriages are usually not due to hormonal insufficiency.

insufficiently ADV ADV adj/-ed

Food that is insufficiently cooked can lead to food poisoning.

English dictionary. 2008.


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