1 Not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient.
1.1 Insufficient or inadequate.
2 dated, offensive Having mental disabilities.Origin
Late 16th century (originally in the theological phrase deficient cause, denoting a failure or deficiency that has a particular consequence): from Latin deficient- ‘failing’, from the verb deficere (see defect).


Terry liked a well-balanced breakfast. Today’s came up short. The eggs were yoke deficient.


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