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Synonyms for inadequacy
ɪnˈæd ɪ kwə siin·ad·e·qua·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencynoun

    lack of an adequate quantity or number

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

    Synonyms:
    lack, deficiency, want, inadequateness, insufficiency

    Antonyms:
    adequacy, sufficiency, adequateness

  2. insufficiency, inadequacynoun

    a lack of competence

    "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"

    Synonyms:
    deficiency, inadequateness, insufficiency

    Antonyms:
    adequacy, sufficiency, adequateness

  3. inadequacy, inadequatenessnoun

    unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate

    Synonyms:
    deficiency, inadequateness, insufficiency

    Antonyms:
    adequateness, adequacy, sufficiency

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inadequacynoun

    Synonyms:
    insufficiency, inadequateness

  2. inadequacynoun

    Synonyms:
    incompleteness, defectiveness

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How to use inadequacy in a sentence?

  1. Mark Herring:

    The University of Virginia community and all Virginians have been stunned by the horrific story Rolling Stone brought to light, as well as the apparent inadequacy of the university's response to this and other past reports of sexual violence.

  2. Richard Achiro:

    What are these men compensating for ? Feelings of impotence in relationships, work life or both ? it’s an underlying behavior men know is problematic, but are unable to change because so few of us men are open to addressing our emotional worlds and sense of inadequacy.

  3. Edward C. Banfield:

    Although he has more leasure than almost anyone, the indifference ,appathy if one preferes, of the lower class person is such that he seldom makes even the simplest repaires to the place that he lives in. He is not troubled by dirt or dilapidation and he does not mind the inadequacy of public facilities such as schools, parks hospitals and libraries. Indeed, where such things exist, he may destroy them by carelessness or even by vandalism.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.

  5. Benjamin Haydon:

    The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep it while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die, when affection and interest are over, and nothing but sterling excellence can preserve your name. Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.


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