What is the opposite of sufficient?

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Adjective
(also used as determiner) Opposite of enough to meet a need or purpose
“The amount of food we have is insufficient in comparison to the number of guests we are expecting.”
Adjective
Opposite of adequate or acceptable
Adjective
Opposite of large in magnitude or number
“In an age where little was attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history.”
Adjective
Opposite of a hefty amount or abundant
“Only an insignificant amount of the mass of the atom is associated with electrons.”
Adjective
Opposite of sufficient to work with at a basic level
Adjective
Opposite of holding as much or as many as possible
“He bolted towards the empty lift, but ironically, the doors closed as he got there.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the proper quality or extent
Adjective
Opposite of good or satisfactory
“They regarded this view of science as unsatisfactory, incomplete, or just another form of sophism.”
Adjective
Opposite of including many small descriptive features
“The pamphlet provides only a concise description of the available features.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a persuasive effect
“The speaker's words were highly uncompelling in motivating the crowd to take action.”
Adjective
Opposite of average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree
“We have great respect for them as a team, and will not take them lightly this weekend.”
Adjective
(of a lifestyle) Opposite of not having financial stress
“He admits that he made some crucial mistakes in life which led him to be financially bare.”
Determiner
Opposite of a sufficient amount of
“Your experience in this field is insufficient for this role.”
Pronoun
Opposite of a sufficient or adequate quantity or amount
“Unfortunately, there is insufficient to go around!”
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