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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

Full Definition of inadequate

  1. :  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.



1671

First Known Use of inadequate

1671



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