Origin of insufficientLate Latin insufficiens
The definition of insufficient is that there is not enough of something.
If you want to buy something that costs $100 and you only have $40, this is an example of a time when you have insufficient funds.
Not sufficient; inadequate.
(comparative more insufficient, superlative most insufficient)
- Not sufficient.
- It may also dismiss a case on grounds of insufficient evidence.
- 17 and a thickness of insulating material which formerly would have been considered quite insufficient is now very generally adopted with complete success.
- Though these reasons were very insufficient and obscure, no one made any rejoinder.
- And even then, because of the insufficient number of Brazilian vessels it was provided in the regulations that foreign vessels could be enrolled in that trade by using the Brazilian flag and employing a certain proportion of Brazilians on the crew.
- The next eruption, and the one after it, gave insufficient light to help, but then a multiple display hung in the sky like a full moon, giving time for his eyes to search left and right.