About The Word Inadequacy

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Inadequacy

Inadequacy Meaning & Definition
Inadequacy Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Inadequacy?

[n] unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate
[n] lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
[n] a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Inadequacy: deficiency | inadequateness | insufficiency | insufficiency

Related Terms | Find terms related to Inadequacy: adulteration | arrear | arrearage | arrears | arrestment | asymmetry | baseness | blemish | bug | callowness | catch | contrariety | crack | decline | defalcation | default | defect | defectibility | defection | defectiveness | deficiency | deficit | delinquency | difference | disability | disablement | disequilibrium | disparity | disproportion | disqualification | dissatisfactoriness | drawback | erroneousness | failing | failure | fallibility | falling short | fault | faultiness | faute | fewness | flaw | foible | frailty | heterogeneity | hole | imbalance | imbecility | immaturity | impairment | imperfection | impurity | inability | inaccuracy | inadeptness | inadequateness | inadmissibility | inaptitude | inaptness | inattentiveness | incapability | incapacitation | incapacity | incompetence | incompetency | incompleteness | incompletion | indefensibility | indexterity | ineffectiveness | ineffectuality | ineffectualness | inefficacy | inefficiency | ineptitude | ineptness | inequality | inequity | inexactitude | inexactness | infancy | inferiority | infirmity | injustice | insufficiency | insufficientness | intolerability | irregularity | kink | lack | legal incapacity | little problem | littleness | maladjustment | maladroitness | meanness | mediocrity | minority | none to spare | nonfulfillment | nonsatisfaction | nonuniformity | objectionability | odds | overbalance | patchiness | pedestrianism | pettiness | problem | rift | rustiness | scantiness | scrappiness | shabbiness | short measure | short supply | short weight | shortage | shortcoming | shortfall | sketchiness | skill-lessness | slump | smallness | snag | something missing | subnormality | taint | thoughtlessness | too late | too little | triviality | unacceptability | unaptness | unbalance | uncleverness | undeftness | underage | underdevelopment | undesirability | undevelopment | undexterousness | undextrousness | unevenness | unfair discrimination | unfitness | unfittedness | unintelligence | unperfectedness | unproficiency | unqualification | unsatisfactoriness | unschooledness | unskillfulness | unsoundness | unsuitability | untenability | untrainedness | vulgarity | vulnerable place | want | wardship | weak link | weak point | weakness

See Also | amount | deficit | exiguity | failing | meagerness | meagreness | poorness | scantiness | scantness | scarceness | scarcity | shortage | shortfall | unsatisfactoriness | weakness

Inadequacy In Webster's Dictionary

\In*ad"e*qua*cy\, n. [From {Inadequate}.] The quality or state of being inadequate or insufficient; defectiveness; insufficiency; inadequateness. The inadequacy and consequent inefficacy of the alleged causes. --Dr. T. Dwight.

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