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 Meanings and Examples of DEFICIENT
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 a.  inadequate; lacking an essential quality or element
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  His skin was so unwholesomely deficient in the natural tinge, that he looked as though, if he were cut, he would bleed white.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
2  You are extremely deficient in your facts.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
3  I regard Louisa Musgrove as a very amiable, sweet-tempered girl, and not deficient in understanding, but Benwick is something more.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
4  "But I ought to have looked about me more," said Anne, conscious while she spoke that there had in fact been no want of looking about, that the object only had been deficient.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
5  My dear Mrs Smith, your authority is deficient.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
6  The report that Diggory had brought of the wedding, correct as far as it went, was deficient in one significant particular, which had escaped him through his being at some distance back in the church.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 8 Firmness Is Discovered in a Gentle Heart
7  With these two facts in my possession I felt that either my intelligence or my courage must be deficient if I could not throw some further light upon these dark places.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
8  They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
9  Bingley was by no means deficient, but Darcy was clever.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
10  She was busily searching through the neighbourhood for a proper situation for her daughter, and, without knowing or considering what their income might be, rejected many as deficient in size and importance.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 50
11  I hope, Marianne," continued Elinor, "you do not consider him as deficient in general taste.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 4
12  I am therefore willing to believe that she was in a fit when we found her under the boiler; and that the deficient tea-spoons were attributable to the dustman.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
13  The author of the article was a young man, an invalid, very bold as a writer, but extremely deficient in breeding and shy in personal relations.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 8: Chapter 1
14  Though deficient in neither of these qualities, he had met an enemy every way his equal.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 7
15  The citizen made a fresh pause and continued, "I have a wife who is seamstress to the queen, monsieur, and who is not deficient in either virtue or beauty."
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Example Sentence:
1  We need management strategies to maximize the water productivity under drought and deficient water supply conditions.
2  An educational system which fails to teach basic arithmetic is seriously deficient.
3  Opacity of the eye lens can be induced by deficiency of certain vitamins.
4  If you have great talents, industry will improve them;if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
5  Symptoms of anaemia include weakness, fatigue and iron deficiency.
6  Deficiency in vitamins/Vitamin deficiency can lead to illness.
7  The clinical symptoms of magnesium excess or deficiency can be demonstrated to relate to this dependence.
8  Some elderly people suffer from iron deficiency in their diet.
9  Pregnant women often suffer from iron deficiency.
10  It has been demonstrated that a blood protein deficiency is the cause of this inherited illness.
11  Possible causes for lip twitching include ingesting too much caffeine, a potassium deficiency, reactions to certain medications or drugs.