Definitions for inadequate
ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪtin·ad·e·quate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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, shortadjective
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Not equal to the purpose; defective; falling below the due proportion.
Etymology: in and adæquatus, Latin.
Remorse for vice
Not paid, or paid inadequate in price,
What farther means can reason now direct? Dryden.
Inadequate ideas are such, which are but a partial or incomplete representation of those archetypes to which they are referred. John Locke.
Inadequate is an adjective used to describe something that is insufficient or not enough in quantity or quality. It refers to anything that does not meet the requirements, standards, or needs that are expected or necessary.
not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc
Etymology: [Pref. in- not + adequate: cf. F. inadquat.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-ad′e-kwāt, adj. insufficient.—ns. Inad′equacy, Inad′equateness, insufficiency.—adv. Inad′equately.
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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
The numerical value of inadequate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of inadequate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
There can be no doubt left after this week's events that Europe's Operation Triton is a woefully inadequate replacement for Italy's Mare Nostrum.
Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
Not only did UCI leadership publicly disregard the magnitude of the problem, but the policies put in place to combat doping were inadequate.
Invincibility lies in the defense the possibility of victory in the attack. One defends when his strength is inadequate he attacks when it is abundant.
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- غير كافArabic
- inadequatCatalan, Valencian
- unzulänglich, unangemessenGerman
- vaillinainen, puutteellinen, sopimaton, riittämätönFinnish
- 不十分, 不適当Japanese
- inadequaat, onvoldoende, ongeschikt, ontoereikendDutch
- neadecvată, neadecvat, nepotrivit, inadecvată, inadecvatRomanian
- недостаточный, неадекватныйRussian
- kıt, az, yetersizTurkish
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