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inadequacy

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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

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2 the lack of sufficient ability, power, or means
  • tried to blame others in order to hide the inadequacy of his leadership

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The first known use of inadequacy was in 1787

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“Inadequacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inadequacy. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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