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Synonyms for inadequate
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inadequate, unequal(adj)

    lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

    "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"

    Synonyms:
    short, poor, unequal

    Antonyms:
    equal, competent, capable, adequate to(p), equal to(p), up to(p), sufficient, adequate

  2. inadequate, poor, short(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"

    Synonyms:
    pitiable, pathetic, brusque, brusk, misfortunate, poor, pitiful, hapless, short(p), miserable, curt, light, unequal, unretentive, wretched, myopic, short, scant(p), piteous, unforesightful, little, shortsighted, forgetful

    Antonyms:
    up to(p), adequate, capable, sufficient, competent, adequate to(p), equal to(p), equal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inadequate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    insufficient, unequal, disproportionate

  2. inadequate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    incomplete, defective

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inadequate(a)

    Synonyms:
    insufficient, deficient, defective, incomplete, imperfect

How to pronounce inadequate?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
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How to say inadequate in sign language?

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How to use inadequate in a sentence?

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    The legislative branch’s constitutional toolbox seems inadequate to uphold out task in seeking the truth.

  2. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester:

    If our macroprudential tools proved to be inadequate and financial stability risks continued to grow, I believe monetary policy should be on the table as a possible defense.

  3. Ali Thompson:

    Any standard of care for fat people that doesn't begin and end with' treat them like thin people' is inadequate.

  4. Barry Coates:

    Due to the inadequate and lack of follow-up care I received through the VA system, I stand before you terminally ill today.

  5. Bryan Stevenson:

    Race, poverty, inadequate legal assistance, and prosecutorial indifference to innocence conspired to create a textbook example of injustice, i can't think of a case that more urgently dramatizes the need for reform than what has happened to Anthony Ray Hinton.


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