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English adjective: inadequate

1. inadequate lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task


SamplesInadequate training.
The staff was inadequate.
She was unequal to the task.


Synonymsunequal


Similardeficient, incapable, incompetent, lacking, short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed, unequal to, wanting


See alsounsatisfactory


Attributeadequacy, adequateness


Antonymsadequate, equal

2. inadequate not sufficient to meet a need


SamplesAn inadequate income.
A poor salary.
Money is short.
On short rations.
Food is in short supply.
Short on experience.


Synonymspoor, short


Similardeficient, insufficient


Antonymssufficient









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