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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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#95248destitution
#156559inappropriateness
#169885unsuitability
#217908maladjustment

How to use inadequacy in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Over time, you will understand that society is an inadequate ghetto, comic, cartoony, animals, vicious paradoxes, a monetary matrix of illusions. 2. The secret of success in humor: inadequacy can be ridiculed indefinitely, beaten with jokes from a comical awareness, mixed with a comic cartoon imagination. 3. Reality is the romance of endless emptiness, you will understand this when you are outside the matrix of childhood vices. 4. From awareness you get old. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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