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in·ad·e·qua·cy

 (ĭn-ăd′ĭ-kwə-sē)
n. pl. in·ad·e·qua·cies
1. The quality or condition of being inadequate.
2. An instance of being inadequate; a failing or lack.

in•ad•e•qua•cy

(ɪnˈæd ɪ kwə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state or condition of being inadequate.
2. shortcoming; deficiency.
[1780–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inadequacy - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
amount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"
exiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness, poorness - the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
deficit, shortage, shortfall - the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"
scarceness, scarcity - a small and inadequate amount
slenderness - the quality of being slight or inadequate; "he knew the slenderness of my wallet"; "the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done"; "the slenderness of the evidence"
adequacy, sufficiency - the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"
2.inadequacy - a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"
failing, weakness - a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
3.inadequacy - unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate
unsatisfactoriness - the quality of being inadequate or unsuitable
adequacy, adequateness - the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"

inadequacy

noun
3. shortcoming, failing, lack, weakness, shortage, defect, imperfection He drank heavily in an effort to forget his own inadequacies.

inadequacy

noun
1. The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything:
Translations
عَدَم كِفايَه، نَقْص
nepřiměřenost
utilstrækkelighed
vöntun; sem er ófullnægjandi
neprimeranosť
yetersizlik

inadequacy

[ɪnˈædɪkwəsɪ] N
1. (= insufficiency) [of funding, resources, measures, training] → insuficiencia f; [of housing, diet] → lo inadecuado
2. (= weakness) [of person] → incompetencia f, ineptitud f; [of system] → deficiencia f

inadequacy

[ɪnˈædɪkwəsi] n
[supply, provision, system] → insuffisance f
the inadequacies of sth (= deficiencies) → les insuffisances de qch
(lack of requisite qualities for job, role)inaptitude f
(= weakness) [person] → faiblesse f

inadequacy

nUnzulänglichkeit f; (of measures)Unangemessenheit f

inadequacy

[ɪnˈædɪkwəsɪ] ninadeguatezza, insufficienza; (of person) → incapacità f inv

inadequate

(inˈӕdikwət) adjective
not sufficient; not adequate. inadequate supplies; Our equipment is inadequate for this job.
inˈadequacy noun
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