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Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate
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  1. Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate
  2. Not sufficient; inadequate.
Small or inadequate; not generous, or of a garment, very small, light, or revealing.
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  1. Small or inadequate; not generous, or of a garment, very small, light, or revealing.
  2. Barely or not quite enough; somewhat less in size, fullness, etc. than is needed; scanty
  3. Not covering a considerable amount of the body:
Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.
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  1. Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.
  2. Having little flesh; lean.
  3. Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
Not finished or complete; lacking in something
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  1. Not finished or complete; lacking in something
  2. (Botany) Having either stamens or a pistil only. Used of a flower.
  3. (Grammar) Of or being the tense of a verb that shows, usually in the past, an action or a condition as incomplete, continuous, or coincident with another action.
(Gram.) Lacking some of the usual forms of inflection
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  1. (Gram.) Lacking some of the usual forms of inflection
  2. Having a defect; faulty:
  3. Marked by subnormal structure, function, intelligence, or behavior:
Having the form of a sketch; presenting only major parts or points; not detailed
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  1. Having the form of a sketch; presenting only major parts or points; not detailed
  2. Missing important points or lacking in detail; not thorough:
  3. Lacking completeness; rough; inadequate
Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal. Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal.
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  1. Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal. Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal.
  2. Marked by subnormal structure, function, intelligence, or behavior:
  3. (Grammar) Lacking one or more of the inflected forms normal for a particular category of word, as the verb may in English.
Not complete.
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  1. Not complete.
  2. (Botany) Of a flower, wanting any of the usual floral organs.
  3. Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective.
Absent; lacking; missing
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  1. Absent; lacking; missing
  2. Absent; lacking:
  3. Not measuring up to standards or expectations:
Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
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  1. Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
  2. Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
  3. Not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required
Not sufficient; inadequate.
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  1. Not sufficient; inadequate.
  2. Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate
Not common; rarely seen
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  1. Not common; rarely seen
  2. Not plentiful; not sufficient to meet the demand; hard to get
  3. Insufficient to meet a demand or requirement; short in supply:
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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  1. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  2. Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
  3. (--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
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  1. Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
  2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
  3. Lacking; short (on or of)
Located or situated on a lower level or beneath something else:
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  1. Located or situated on a lower level or beneath something else:
  2. Less than is required or customary:
  3. Lower in position, authority, rank, amount, degree, etc.
Absent; lacking; missing
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  1. Absent; lacking; missing
  2. Absent; lacking:
  3. Not measuring up to standards or expectations:
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