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Synonyms for inadequacy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency(noun)

    lack of an adequate quantity or number

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

    Synonyms:
    lack, deficiency, want, inadequateness, insufficiency

    Antonyms:
    adequacy, sufficiency, adequateness

  2. insufficiency, inadequacy(noun)

    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, inadequateness(noun)

    unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate

    Synonyms:
    deficiency, inadequateness, insufficiency

    Antonyms:
    adequateness, adequacy, sufficiency

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inadequacy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    insufficiency, inadequateness

  2. inadequacy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    incompleteness, defectiveness

How to use inadequacy in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    No disability in the world can outweigh one's inadequacy to treat people with dignity, equality and respect - regardless of their color, creed, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.

  3. 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.

  4. Transportation Safety Board of Canada:

    Preliminary assessment of the CPC-1232-compliant tank cars involved in this occurrence demonstrates the inadequacy of this standard given the tank cars' similar performance to the legacy Class 111 tanks cars involved in the Lac-Mégantic accident.

  5. 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.

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