Definition of inadequate
: not adequate : insufficient inadequate equipment; also : not capable was inadequate as a leader
Examples of inadequate in a Sentence
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.
First Known Use of inadequate
INADEQUATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inadequate for English Language Learners
: not enough or not good enough : not adequate
INADEQUATE Defined for Kids
Definition of inadequate for Students
: not enough or not good enough an inadequate supply an inadequate excuse
Medical Definition of inadequate
: one who is inadequate especially in terms of social adjustment
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