Part of speech:
Not measuring up to standards or expectations:
The definition of a desideratum is a wish or desire.
Not present; away
(Grammar) Designating a clause, a sentence, or in some languages an inflected verb form that expresses desire.
The definition of devoid is lacking or without.
Rendered less effective
Not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required
Not perfect; not thorough
Not sufficient; inadequate.
(Bot.) Designating one of two strains of certain fungi and algae which only mate with the opposite (plus) strain
(Mythology) Of or pertaining to mythology
The definition of needy is someone who is poor, or someone who demands a lot of care or attention.
Of or relating to a short sale:
Severe hunger; starvation.
Inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally:
Deficiency or absence:
Paucity is defined as a small number of something.
Penury is defined as extreme poverty or lacking basic necessities.
The condition of being without a specified quality or attribute:
(Engineering) A statement (in domain specific terms) which specifies a verifiable constraint on an implementation that it shall undeniably meet or (a) be deemed unacceptable, or (b) result in implementation failure, or (c) result in system failure.
The definition of plentiful is having more than enough.
As much or as many as necessary, desirable, or tolerable; sufficient
Lacking an essential quality or element:
Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
Having no legal force or validity; null:
Healthier or more fit than before:
More than usual; extra; surplus
Having a great deal or many:
To be in need of; need
To be in need or want.
To have or possess as property:
(Comput.) A preset choice, setting, etc. for automatic use as by a program when no other is specified by a user
A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health:
The condition of lacking something.
Exigency is defined as a condition of urgency.
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