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inadequacy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of inadequacy

  1. 1 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <the inadequacy of our servings was soon apparent, as hungry guests started clamoring for seconds> Synonyms crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, deficiency, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, wantRelated Words absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privationNear Antonyms bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplusAntonyms abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth

  2. 2 the lack of sufficient ability, power, or means <tried to blame others in order to hide the inadequacy of his leadership> Synonyms impotence, inability, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, insufficiency, powerlessnessRelated Words disqualification, inaptitude; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, inefficiencyNear Antonyms aptitude, bent, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; effectiveness, effectualness, efficaciousness, efficiency; fitness, suitability, suitableness; potency, power, puissance, sinew, strengthAntonyms ability, adequacy, capability, capacity, competence, competency, potency





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