inadequacy


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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
References in classic literature ?
I know my Leader: that He is just as well as mighty; and while He has chosen a feeble instrument to perform a great task, He will, from the boundless stores of His providence, supply the inadequacy of the means to the end.
Oh, if God would but give me strength to strangle him in my last agony, I'd go to hell with joy," groaned the impatient man, writhing to rise, and sinking back in despair, convinced of his inadequacy for the struggle.
In writing it down I feel with only too much keenness the inadequacy of pen and ink --and, above all, my own inadequacy--to express its quality.
And, as I spoke, a pang, new to me, shot across my heart: it was a pang of mortification at the humility of my position, and the inadequacy of my means; while with that pang was born a strong desire to do more, earn more, be more, possess more; and in the increased possessions, my roused and eager spirit panted to include the home I had never had, the wife I inwardly vowed to win.
The visitor explained as well as he could that it was merely the accident of his having crossed the ocean in the steamer with her; but he felt the inadequacy of this account of the matter, felt it more than his hosts, who could know neither how little actual contact he had had with her on the ship, how much he had been affected by Mrs.
Once established before the grate, and consoling himself for the inadequacy of the dinner by the perfection of his cigar, Mr.
He omitted the matter of the Prince and the Butteridge aspect of the affair, not out of any deep deceitfulness, but because he felt the inadequacy of his narrative powers.
I imagine that Freemasonry is the fraternity and equality of men who have virtuous aims," said Pierre, feeling ashamed of the inadequacy of his words for the solemnity of the moment, as he spoke.
The difficulty with which even this amount was written, the inadequacy of the words, and the need of writing under them and over them others which, after all, did no better, led him to leave off before he was at ail satisfied with his production, and unable to resist the conviction that such rambling would never be fit for Katharine's eye.
Garth shook his head to help out the inadequacy of words--"what I am thinking of is-- what it must be for a wife when she's never sure of her husband, when he hasn't got a principle in him to make him more afraid of doing the wrong thing by others than of getting his own toes pinched.
I take shelter behind the inadequacy of the English language.
In truth, through inadequacy of one of the most adequate languages in the world, it can only be said that Jerry sensed the new difference of this roughness.