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Pronunciation:  `in'adikwusee

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

INADEQUACY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: deficiency, inadequateness, insufficiency, insufficiency
 Antonyms: adequacy, adequateness, sufficiency
 See Also: amount, deficit, exiguity, failing, meagerness, meagreness, poorness, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, shortfall, unsatisfactoriness, weakness



Webster's 1913 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.

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