Synonyms for 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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