English adjective: inadequate
|1.||inadequate lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task|
The staff was inadequate.
She was unequal to the task.
|Similar||deficient, incapable, incompetent, lacking, short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed, unequal to, wanting|
|2.||inadequate not sufficient to meet a need|
|Samples||An inadequate income.|
A poor salary.
Money is short.
On short rations.
Food is in short supply.
Short on experience.