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Synonyms

inadequate

adjective

not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose

insufficient

adjective

not enough

scant

adjective

very little, or not enough

meagre

adjective

smaller or less than you want or need

pitiful

adjective

a pitiful amount of something is very small and not enough

miserable

adjective

a miserable amount of something, especially money, is very small and not enough

tight

adjective

if space is tight, you have only just enough

in short/limited supply

available only in small quantities, so that there is not enough

not go far

used for saying that a supply of something is not enough

deficit

noun

economics the difference between the amount of money or goods that a country or business has and the amount that it has spent or that it owes

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be well/badly off

adjective

informal to have a large/small amount of something

dearth

noun

formal a situation in which there is not enough of something

deprivation

noun

a situation in which you do not have something that you need or want

derisory

adjective

if something that you are offered or given is derisory, you feel insulted because it is not very much

go short (of something)

to have less than you need of something such as food, clothing, or shelter

inadequacy

noun

the failure to be of the quantity or quality needed for a particular purpose

insufficiency

noun

formal a situation in which there is not enough of something

meager

the American spelling of meagre

measly

adjective

informal too small

miserly

adjective

showing disapproval a miserly amount is very small and not enough

niggardly

adjective

formal a niggardly amount of money is very small and not enough for a particular purpose

no amount of something

used for saying that something will never be enough to have an effect

not go far

if an amount or supply of something does not go far, it is too small

not go far

used for saying that you cannot buy very much with a particular amount of money

overstretched

adjective

without enough money, people etc to operate effectively

oversubscribed

adjective

British if something such as a club or a course of study is oversubscribed, there are not enough places for the people who want them

paucity

noun

formal a small amount of something that is not enough

poor

adjective

not having enough of something important

scantily

adverb

in a way that is not enough

short

adjective

used for saying that you do not have enough of something

short

adjective

if something is short or in short supply, there is not enough of it or it is not easy to get

short-handed

adjective

without enough people to help you to do something

shy of something

slightly less than, slightly earlier than, or a short distance from something

skimpy

adjective

less than necessary, or less than you would like

such...as

used for emphasizing that something is not enough for a particular purpose

tight

adjective

if money is tight, you have only just enough

tight

adjective

if time is tight, you have so little time that it is difficult for you to do what you need to

under-

prefix

not enough: used with many nouns, verbs, and adjectives

undercapacity

noun

a situation in which businesses are unable to provide all the products or services that customers are willing to buy

unsatisfied

adjective

if your needs or hopes are unsatisfied, you do not get what you want, or you do not get enough

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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