Insufficiency vs Inefficiency - What's the difference?

insufficiency | inefficiency |


As nouns the difference between insufficiency and inefficiency

is that insufficiency is the lack of sufficiency; a shortage or inadequacy while inefficiency is lack of efficiency or effectiveness.

insufficiency

English

Noun

(insufficiencies)
  • The lack of sufficiency; a shortage or inadequacy.
  • The troops went hungry because of the insufficiency of their supplies.

    Synonyms

    * unsufficiency (obsolete)

    inefficiency

    Noun

    (inefficiencies)
  • Lack of efficiency or effectiveness.