: 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
- These supplies are inadequate to meet our needs.
- We were given very inadequate information.
- I felt inadequate to the task.
- Her brother's success and popularity always made her feel inadequate.
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