inadequacy


in·ad·e·qua·cy

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

Definition of INADEQUACY

1
:  the quality or state of being inadequate

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

in·ad·e·qua·cy

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

Medical Definition of INADEQUACY

: the quality or state of being inadequate

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