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English Definitioninsufficient; lacking; deficiency; not enough; inadequate; not worth; cannot; should not
Simplified Script不足
Traditional ScriptSame
Part of Speech(形) adjective
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(形) As an adjective
  1. No longer sufficient.
  2. Containing little excess.
  3. Lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task.
  4. Of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement.
  5. Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so.
(名) As a noun
  1. A critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources).
  2. Lack of an adequate quantity or number.
  3. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
  4. The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required.
  5. A lack of competence.
(副) As an adverb
  1. In an inadequate manner or to an inadequate degree.
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