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Synonyms for inadequate
ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt

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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

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How to use inadequate in a sentence?

  1. Eva Schloss:

    It did show that education, obviously, is still very, very inadequate.

  2. Tom Steyer:

    I don't think she's fully fleshed out everything she has to say about energy and climate, i think that as the campaign goes on I would imagine she will put out more detailed plans of exactly what she thinks. I don't find what she's said inadequate, but I don't think it's complete yet.

  3. Bunny McDiarmid:

    They're going to Paris with a really bad proposal, on the one hand, they're establishing this wonderful area and on the one hand, they're completely undermining it with completely inadequate action on climate change.

  4. Jim Mattis:

    For too long, we have asked our military to stoically carry a ‘success at any cost’ attitude as they work tirelessly to accomplish the mission with now inadequate and misaligned resources, simply because the Congress could not maintain regular order.

  5. Virginia Mason Medical Center:

    This is a national problem, we determined that the endoscope manufacturer's, as well as the federal government's, recommended guidelines for processing the scopes are inadequate.

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