BE INSUFFICIENT &c. adj.; not suffice [See Sufficiency]; kick the beam; come short of [See Shortcoming]; run dry.
WANT, lack, need, require; caret [L.]; be in want (poor) [See Poverty]; live from hand to mouth.
RENDER INSUFFICIENT &c. adj.; drain of resources; impoverish (waste) [See Waste]; stint (begrudge) [See Parsimony]; put on short -allowance, - commons.
do insufficiently &c. adv.; scotch the snake.
INSUFFICIENT, inadequate; too little [See Smallness]; not enough [See Sufficiency]; unequal to; incompetent (impotent) [See Impotence]; perfunctory (neglect) [See Neglect]; deficient (incomplete) [See Incompleteness]; wanting &c. v.; imperfect [See Imperfection]; ill-furnished, ill-provided, ill-stored, ill-off.
SHORT OF, out of, destitute of, devoid of, bereft of [See Taking], denuded of; slack, at a low ebb; empty, vacant, bare; dry, drained. UNPROVIDED, unsupplied, unfurnished; unreplenished, unfed; unstored, untreasured; empty-handed.
MEAGER or meagre, poor, thin, scrimp, sparing, stunted, spare, stinted; starved, starveling, emaciated, undernourished, underfed, half-starved, famine-stricken, famished; jejune.
SCARCE; not to be had, - for love or money, - at any price; scurvy; stingy [See Parsimony]; at the end of ones tether; without resources [See Means]; in want (poor) [See Poverty]; in debt [See Debt]; scant (small) [See Smallness].
insufficiently &c. adj.; in default of, for want of; failing.
Semper avarus eget.Horace
A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp-looking wretch.Measure for Measure
Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.Bible