insufficientmedical dictionary

1. Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate to any need, use, or purpose; as, the provisions are insufficient in quantity, and defective in quality. "Insufficient for His praise."

2. Wanting in strength, power, ability, capacity, or skill; incompetent; incapable; unfit; as, a person insufficient to discharge the duties of an office.

Synonyms: Inadequate, scanty, incommensurate, unequal, unfit, incompetent, incapable, inefficient.

Origin: L. Insufficiens, -entis. See In- not, and Sufficient.

(01 Mar 1998)