HyperDic: inadequate

English > 2 senses of the word inadequate:
ADJECTIVEallinadequate, unequallacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
allinadequate, poor, short, jejunenot sufficient to meet / meet a need
inadequate > pronunciation
Soundsihnae'dahkwaht; ihnae'dahkwey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > inadequate: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task.
Examples
  • "inadequate training"
  • "the staff was inadequate"
Synonymunequal
Attribute ofadequacy, adequatenessThe quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily
Narrowerdeficient, lacking, wantinginadequate in amount or degree
incapable, incompetent, unequal tonot meeting requirements
short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffedinadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
See alsounsatisfactorynot giving satisfaction
Oppositeadequate, equalHaving the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Spanishdesigual, inadecuado, inigual
Catalaninadequat
Nounsinadequatenessunsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate / inadequate
Adverbsinadequatelyin an inadequate manner or to an inadequate degree
English > inadequate: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot sufficient to meet / meet a need.
Example"an inadequate income"
Synonymspoor, short, jejune
Broaderinsufficient, deficientOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
Spanishbajo, escaso, exiguo, insuficiente
Catalanbaix, escàs, exigu, insuficient
Nounsinadequatenessunsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate / inadequate

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