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Definitions for inadequate
ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪtin·ad·e·quate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inadequate, unequaladjective

    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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. inadequateadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inadequateadjective

    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

  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

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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

Examples of inadequate in a Sentence

  1. Macomb County Judge Richard Caretti:

    In my almost 17 years on the bench your case is by far the worst, most deplorable example of animal cruelty Ive ever seen, words are inadequate to express the depth and breadth of your cruelty.

  2. Colonel John:

    We believe that's inadequate, that's not enough time.

  3. Sandeep Chamling Rai:

    For too long, reducing emissions and scaling up adaptation support has been hopelessly inadequate, this has resulted in worsening climate change impacts that exceed the ability of people and ecosystems to cope.

  4. Laura Searcy:

    Funding is a key issue. There is an inconsistent mishmash of state and local funding that puts small rural school districts with inadequate tax bases at a disadvantage, and those areas also are likely to have a shortage of primary care pediatric health care providers as well.

  5. Arati Prabhakar:

    In a world in which pace is inexorably increasing ... the military’s current approach to harnessing complexity is outdated and inadequate, and risks leaving the nation vulnerable to adversaries developing more nimble means of adopting the latest technologies.

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