What’s the adjectival form of ‘deficit’?

Does deficit have an adjectival form? If my business loses a lot of money, can I say that I ‘got a deficit’, that my business is ‘in a deficit’, or that my business suffered ‘a deficit’?

Is there a common way to express the concept of deficit adjectivally?

Answer

If by deficit you mean your expenses are greater than your income (or your liabilities are growing faster than your assets), I would say your business is loss-making, unprofitable, or profitless (among adjectives).

If it continues to lose money, it will be ultimately be unsuccessful, because the success of a business is measured by its profits.

I do not believe deficit, at least in the financial sense, has a common adjective form. In speaking of government spending deficits, for example, we usually hear compounds such as deficit-related or deficit-oriented.

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