inadequate


inadequate
I adjective assailable, deficient, depleted, disabled, disappointing, displeasing, emasculate, exhausted, feckless, feeble, helpless, impaired, impar, impotent, incapable, incompetent, incomplete, indefensible, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inept, inferior, inoperative, insubstantial, insufficient, lacking, not enough, not up to expectation, nugatory, perfunctory, poor, powerless, scant, short, unable, unapt, undeveloped, unempowered, unequal to, unfit, unfitted, unreplenished, unsatisfactory, unsufficing, untenable, useless, vincible, vulnerable, wanting, weak associated concepts: inadequate consideration, inadequate damages, inadequate remedy at law, inadequate representation II index defective, deficient, faulty, imperfect, incapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept (incompetent), inferior (lower in quality), insubstantial, insufficient, invalid, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), nonsubstantial (not sufficient), nugatory, paltry, peccable, perfunctory, poor (inferior in quality), powerless, puerile, scarce, unable, unavailing, unfit, unqualified (not competent), unsatisfactory, unsuitable, vacuous

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  • inadequate — UK US /ɪˈnædɪkwət/ adjective ► too small in amount: inadequate funds/incomes/pensions »Too many of us are retiring on hopelessly inadequate incomes. ► too low in quality: »The report says that long range spending plans are inadequate .… …   Financial and business terms

  • Inadequate — In*ad e*quate, a. [Pref. in not + adequate: cf. F. inad[ e]quat.] Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc. Dryden. {In*ad e*quate*ly}, adv. {In*ad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • INADEQUATE — [Abk. für engl. incredible natural abundance double quantum transfer experiment = unglaubliches Doppelquantentransfer Experiment mit natürlicher Häufigkeit]: eine wichtige Messmethode der zweidimensionalen 13C NMR Spektroskopie …   Universal-Lexikon

  • inadequate — (adj.) 1670s; see IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ADEQUATE (Cf. adequate). Related: Inadequately …   Etymology dictionary

  • inadequate — [adj] defective, insufficient, incompetent bare, barren, bush league*, deficient, depleted, dry, failing, faulty, feeble, found wanting, glitch*, imperfect, impotent, inappreciable, inapt, incapable, incommensurate, incompetent, incomplete,… …   New thesaurus

  • inadequate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) insufficient for a purpose. 2) unable to deal with a situation or with life. DERIVATIVES inadequacy noun (pl. inadequacies) inadequately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inadequate — [in ad′i kwət] adj. not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required inadequately adv. inadequateness n …   English World dictionary

  • inadequate */*/ — UK [ɪnˈædɪkwət] / US [ɪnˈædəkwət] adjective 1) not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose inadequate provision of health care We are trying to provide basic education with inadequate resources. inadequate for: rail tracks that are… …   English dictionary

  • inadequate — adj. 1) inadequate for; to (the supply of water is inadequate for the trip; inadequate to the occasion) 2) inadequate to + inf. (the supply is inadequate to meet the demand) * * * [ɪn ædɪkwɪt] to (the supply of water is inadequate for the trip;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inadequate — in|ad|e|quate [ ın ædəkwət ] adjective ** 1. ) not enough or not good enough for a particular purpose: inadequate provision of health care We are trying to provide basic education with inadequate resources. inadequate for: rail tracks that are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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