insufficiently insufficiently  /ˌɪn sə ˈfɪ ʃənt li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) to an insufficient degree

Usage(s):

  1. The latter seems insufficiently surprised and confused by the turn his life takes.
  2. The latter seems insufficiently surprised and confused by the turn his life takes.
  3. Or, often, insufficiently icy-cold disappointment: gelati that fail to set, premature melting and empty refrigerators that are mistaken for freezers.

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  1. "The GAO's discouraging report makes clear that the Treasury Department's implementation of the (rescue plan) is insufficiently transparent and is not accountable to American taxpayers," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This should enable firmer surveillance in areas where market forces are not the prevailing paradigm, such as insufficiently flexible exchange rate regimes, or areas where macroeconomic policies and performance are poor even if the exchange rate...
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "To seek to involve the alliance in nonmilitary missions, ad hoc partnerships, technological ventures or an insufficiently prepared enlargement could only distort its purpose," French President Jacques Chirac told a meeting with his country's...
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Jacques Chirac Source: Forbes

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