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Meaning of INADEQUATE

Pronunciation:  in'adukwit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (sometimes followed by `to') not meeting the requirements especially of a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was inadequate to the job"
  2. [adj]  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"
 

INADEQUATE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: deficient, incapable, incompetent, insufficient, lacking(p), poor, short, short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed, unequal to(p), wanting(p)
 
 Antonyms: adequate
 
 See Also: unsatisfactory

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*ad"e*quate\, a. [Pref. in- not + adequate: cf. F.
inad['e]quat.]
Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient;
deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions,
representations, etc. --Dryden. -- {In*ad"e*quate*ly}, adv.
-- {In*ad"e*quate*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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