Synonyms and Antonyms of inadequacy
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.
crunch, dearth, deficiency, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want
the lack of sufficient ability, power, or means
- He tried to blame others in order to hide the inadequacy of his leadership.
aptitude, bent, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent
effectiveness, effectualness, efficaciousness, efficiency
fitness, suitability, suitableness
potency, power, puissance, sinew, strength