Synonyms of deficit


1. deficit, shortage, shortfall, insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency

usage: the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"

2. deficit, lack, deficiency, want

usage: a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning; "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"

3. deficit, score

usage: (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing

4. deficit, liabilities

usage: an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period); "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"

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Definition and meaning of deficit (Dictionary)