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

adjective
2. incapable, incompetent, ineffective, weak, pathetic, faulty, unfitted, unfit, defective, unequal, inept, deficient, imperfect, unqualified, not up to scratch (informal), inexpert, inapt She felt quite painfully inadequate in the crisis.
incapable fit, qualified, equal, capable, competent, apt

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
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It was a mansion exceedingly inadequate to the style of living which it would be incumbent on Mr.
Strengthened by years of hard and solemn trial, she felt herself no longer so inadequate to cope with Roger Chillingworth as on that night, abased by sin and half-maddened by the ignominy that was still new, when they had talked together in the prison-chamber.
This information is definite and suited to the matter of fact; but how pitifully inadequate it would have seemed to one who understood that it was also the supreme hour of ecstasy in the life of one of God's gentlest creatures, the scene of the wedding feast and the joy-transfiguration of little Ona Lukoszaite!
Clare declared that she could not have any smell of the horses about him when he came near her, and that he must positively not be put to any service that would make him unpleasant to her, as her nervous system was entirely inadequate to any trial of that nature; one snuff of anything disagreeable being, according to her account, quite sufficient to close the scene, and put an end to all her earthly trials at once.
This proves, by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
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.
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.
to CLEAN DOWN Moor House from chamber to cellar; my next to rub it up with bees-wax, oil, and an indefinite number of cloths, till it glitters again; my third, to arrange every chair, table, bed, carpet, with mathematical precision; afterwards I shall go near to ruin you in coals and peat to keep up good fires in every room; and lastly, the two days preceding that on which your sisters are expected will be devoted by Hannah and me to such a beating of eggs, sorting of currants, grating of spices, compounding of Christmas cakes, chopping up of materials for mince-pies, and solemnising of other culinary rites, as words can convey but an inadequate notion of to the uninitiated like you.
As to her companion, while raising himself with one hand, he had taken her arm with the other; and so inadequate was his stock of gentleness to the requirements of her condition, that on his letting go I saw four distinct impressions left blue in the colourless skin.
For mere argument's sake, estimate my share in your first year's salary at the totally inadequate value of a hundred pounds.
Four sides of incoherent and interjectional beginnings of sentences, that had no end, except blots, were inadequate to afford her any relief.
Each knight repaired to his post, and at the head of the few followers whom they were able to muster, and who were in numbers inadequate to defend the whole extent of the walls, they awaited with calm determination the threatened assault.