Definitions for inadequateɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word inadequate
lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
"inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
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"
Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc
Origin: [Pref. in- not + adequate: cf. F. inadquat.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'inadequate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3971
Rank popularity for the word 'inadequate' in Adjectives Frequency: #535
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was woefully inadequate.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
These measures are inadequate. It's like just trying to put out a big fire with a glass of water.
The legislative branch’s constitutional toolbox seems inadequate to uphold out task in seeking the truth.
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Translations for inadequate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- inadequatCatalan, Valencian
- unangemessen, unzulänglichGerman
- sopimaton, riittämätön, puutteellinen, vaillinainenFinnish
- 不十分, 不適当Japanese
- ongeschikt, onvoldoende, inadequaat, ontoereikendDutch
- inadecvat, neadecvat, neadecvată, nepotrivit, inadecvatăRomanian
- недостаточный, неадекватныйRussian
- az, kıt, yetersizTurkish
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