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Definition of "insufficient" []

  • Not sufficient; inadequate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insufficient" in a sentence
  • "House members worry about the - what they term insufficient - level of federal subsidies the Senate version would offer the uninsured and an excise tax on so-called "Cadillac" insurance policies."
  • "Shares of the Chinese packaging manufacturer rose as much as 15% Wednesday, clawing back most of the ground lost the previous day after S&P's withdrew its BB long-term corporate credit rating for Nine Dragons and its BB- issue rating on the company's outstanding senior unsecured notes because of what it called "insufficient access" to company management."
  • "Republicans voting against the bill—which is needed to fund government operations starting Oct. 1—demanded less spending, while most Democrats were upset at what they called insufficient disaster aid in the measure."