inadequate


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in·ad·e·quate

 (ĭn-ăd′ĭ-kwĭt)
adj.
Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.

in·ad′e·quate·ly adv.

inadequate

(ɪnˈædɪkwɪt)
adj
1. not adequate; insufficient
2. not capable or competent; lacking
inˈadequacy n
inˈadequately adv

in•ad•e•quate

(ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt)

adj.
not adequate or sufficient.
[1665–75]
in•ad′e•quate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inadequate - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
unsatisfactory - not giving satisfaction; "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"; "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"; "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory"; "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"
adequate, equal - having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"
2.inadequate - 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"
insufficient, deficient - of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"

inadequate

inadequate

adjective
1. Not enough to meet a demand or requirement:
2. Lacking capability:
3. Not capable of accomplishing anything:
Translations
nedostatečnýnepřiměřený
utilstrækkelig
riittämätön
neadekvatan
ófullnægjandi
不十分な
부적당한
nepakankamasnepakankamumas
neatbilstošsnepiemērots
neprimerennezadosten
otillräcklig
ไม่เพียงพอ
không đầy đủ

inadequate

[ɪnˈædɪkwɪt] ADJ
1. (= insufficient) [supply, funding, measures, training] → insuficiente; [housing, diet] → inadecuado
the facilities are inadequatelas instalaciones dejan mucho que desear
the company had inadequate resources to survive the recessionla empresa no tenía recursos suficientes or no tenía los recursos adecuados para sobrevivir a la recesión
2. (= weak) → incompetente, inepto
he makes me feel totally inadequatehace que me sienta totalmente incompetente or un verdadero inepto

inadequate

[ɪnˈædɪkwət] adj
[supply, resources] → insuffisant(e), inadéquat(e)
[person] → qui n'est pas à la hauteur
I felt completely inadequate → Je ne me sentais absolument pas à la hauteur.

inadequate

adjunzulänglich, inadäquat (geh); supplies, resources, punishment, reasons, proposals alsounzureichend; measuresunangemessen; he is inadequate for such a job/responsibilityer ist für eine solche Stelle nicht geeignet/einer solchen Verantwortung nicht gewachsen; she makes him feel inadequatesie gibt ihm das Gefühl der Unzulänglichkeit

inadequate

[ɪnˈædɪkwɪt] adj (insufficient) → inadeguato/a, insufficiente; (person) → non all'altezza
he felt quite inadequate → non si sentiva assolutamente all'altezza

inadequate

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

inadequate

غَيْرُ مُلائِمٌ nedostatečný utilstrækkelig unzulänglich ανεπαρκής inadecuado riittämätön inapproprié neadekvatan inadeguato 不十分な 부적당한 ontoereikend utilstrekkelig nieodpowiedni inadequado неадекватный otillräcklig ไม่เพียงพอ yetersiz không đầy đủ 不充分的

inadequate

a. inadecuado-a, impropio-a.

inadequate

adj (not suited) inadecuado, (insufficient) insuficiente
References in classic literature ?
This proves, by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
Unwilling however to act only from my own inadequate Knowledge of the Strength and Abilities of Horses, I consulted the Postilion, who was entirely of my Opinion concerning the Affair.
Pierre listened to him, straining each faculty to understand the essential points of the impending battle, but was mortified to feel that his mental capacity was inadequate for the task.
Ah, how I am weary of all the inadequate that is insisted on as actual
Time, she knew, must be allowed for this being thoroughly done; and she could suppose herself but an indifferent judge of such matters in general, and very inadequate to sympathise in an attachment to Mr.
Some, though, are known by numbers, which also seem inadequate distinctions.
But lest this should not have been thy fortune, we will endeavour with our utmost skill to describe this paragon, though we are sensible that our highest abilities are very inadequate to the task.
Being an indifferent fisherman, my enthusiasm for this form of sport soon waned; yet in the absence of other forms of recreation I was now risking my life in an entirely inadequate boat off Cape Farewell at the southernmost extremity of Greenland.
Besides, no matter how small the good, nevertheless his little inadequate wail will be productive of some good in the revolution, and every little bit counts.
She came off with no flying colors,--that would have been impossible in consideration of her inadequate training; but she did wonderfully well in some of the required subjects, and so brilliantly in others that the average was respectable.
If any fund could have been selected and appropriated, equal to and not greater than the object, it would have been inadequate to the discharge of the existing debts of the particular States, and would have left them dependent on the Union for a provision for this purpose.
It is not to be wondered at, that a government instituted in times so inauspicious, should on experiment be found greatly deficient and inadequate to the purpose it was intended to answer.