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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-ad′e-kwāt, adj. insufficient.—ns. Inad′equacy, Inad′equateness, insufficiency.—adv. Inad′equately.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was woefully inadequate.
We believe that's inadequate, that's not enough time.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
That’s manifestly inadequate to sanitize a ship that’s the size of a skyscraper.
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Translations for inadequate
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- 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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