Definitions for inadequateɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ad•e•quateɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt(adj.)

  1. not adequate or sufficient.

Origin of inadequate:

1665–75

in•ad′e•quate•ly(adv.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inadequate(adjective)ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt

    not good or large enough; = insufficient

    inadequate teaching; an inadequate food supply

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

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


Translations for inadequate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

inadequate(adjective)

not sufficient; not adequate

inadequate supplies; Our equipment is inadequate for this job.

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