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inadequacy

noun in·ad·e·qua·cy \(ˌ)i-ˈna-di-kwə-sē\
plural in·ad·e·qua·cies

Definition of INADEQUACY

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:  the quality or state of being inadequate
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Examples of INADEQUACY

  1. <the inadequacy of our servings was soon apparent, as hungry guests started clamoring for seconds>
  2. <tried to blame others in order to hide the inadequacy of his leadership>

First Known Use of INADEQUACY

1787
INADEQUACIES Defined for Kids

inadequacy

noun in·ad·e·qua·cy \i-ˈna-di-kwə-sē\
plural in·ad·e·qua·cies

Definition of INADEQUACY for Kids

:  the condition of being not enough or not good enough <Parents criticized the inadequacy of safety measures.>
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inadequacy

noun in·ad·e·qua·cy \(ˈ)in-ˈad-i-kwə-sē\
plural in·ad·e·qua·cies

Medical Definition of INADEQUACY

:  the quality or state of being inadequate

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