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inadequate

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adjective in·ad·e·quate \-kwət\

Simple Definition of inadequate

  • : not enough or not good enough : not adequate

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inadequate

  1. :  not adequate :  insufficient <inadequate equipment>; also :  not capable <was inadequate as a leader>

inadequately adverb
inadequateness noun

Examples of inadequate in a sentence

  1. These supplies are inadequate to meet our needs.

  2. We were given very inadequate information.

  3. I felt inadequate to the task.

  4. Her brother's success and popularity always made her feel inadequate.



1671

First Known Use of inadequate

1671


INADEQUATE Defined for Kids

inadequate

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adjective in·ad·e·quate \i-ˈna-di-kwət\

Definition of inadequate for Students

  1. :  not enough or not good enough <an inadequate supply> <an inadequate excuse>




Medical Dictionary

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inadequate

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adjective in·ad·e·quate \-i-kwət\

Medical Definition of inadequate

  1. 1:  not adequate :  deficient <an inadequate dose> <inadequate perfusion> <inadequate diets>

  2. 2:  lacking the capacity for psychological maturity or adequate social adjustment <an inadequate personality>

inadequately adverb



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inadequate

noun in·ad·e·quate

Medical Definition of inadequate

  1. :  one who is inadequate especially in terms of social adjustment





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