AskDefine | Define inadequate

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inadequate adj
1 (sometimes followed by `to') not meeting the requirements especially of a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was inadequate to the job" [ant: adequate]
2 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" [syn: poor, short]

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English

Adjective

  1. Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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