Definitions for inadequateɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word inadequate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inadequate, unequal(adj)

    lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

    "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"

  2. inadequate, poor, short(adj)

    not sufficient to meet a need

    "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"

Wiktionary

  1. inadequate(Adjective)

    Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inadequate(adj)

    not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc

  2. Origin: [Pref. in- not + adequate: cf. F. inadquat.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inadequate

    in-ad′e-kwāt, adj. insufficient.—ns. Inad′equacy, Inad′equateness, insufficiency.—adv. Inad′equately.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inadequate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3971

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inadequate' in Adjectives Frequency: #535

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inadequate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inadequate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen:

    It was woefully inadequate.

  2. Bertolt Brecht:

    Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

  3. Bertolt Brecht:

    Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.

  4. Yang Hai:

    These measures are inadequate. It's like just trying to put out a big fire with a glass of water.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    The legislative branch’s constitutional toolbox seems inadequate to uphold out task in seeking the truth.

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