Definition of Inadequacy in English :

Define Inadequacy in English

Inadequacy meaning in English

Meaning of Inadequacy in English

Pronunciation of Inadequacy in English

Inadequacy pronunciation in English

Pronounce Inadequacy in English


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1. deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

lack of an adequate quantity or number

Example Sentences:
'the inadequacy of unemployment benefits'

2. inadequacy, insufficiency

a lack of competence

Example Sentences:
'pointed out the insufficiencies in my report'
'juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents'

3. inadequacy, inadequateness

unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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nounWord forms: plural inˈadequacies
quality, state, or instance of being inadequate

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. in·ad·e·qua·cies
1. The quality or condition of being inadequate.
2. An instance of being inadequate; a failing or lack.

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