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inadequate

adjective in·ad·e·quate \-kwət\

: not enough or not good enough : not adequate

Full Definition of INADEQUATE

:  not adequate :  insufficient <inadequate equipment>; also :  not capable <was inadequate as a leader>
in·ad·e·quate·ly adverb
in·ad·e·quate·ness noun

Examples of INADEQUATE

  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.

First Known Use of INADEQUATE

1671
INADEQUATELY Defined for Kids

inadequate

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

Definition of INADEQUATE for Kids

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

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