HyperDic: inadequacy

English > 3 senses of the word inadequacy:
NOUNattributeinadequacy, insufficiency, deficiencylack of an adequate quantity or number
stateinadequacy, insufficiencya lack of competence
attributeinadequacy, inadequatenessunsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate / inadequate
inadequacy > pronunciation
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English > inadequacy: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaninglack of an adequate quantity or number.
Example"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
Synonymsinsufficiency, deficiency
Narrowerdeficit, shortage, shortfallThe property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
meagerness, meagreness, leanness, poorness, scantiness, scantness, exiguityThe quality of being meager
scarcity, scarcenessA small and inadequate amount
slendernessThe quality of being slight or inadequate
BroaderamountThe relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
Oppositesufficiency, adequacyThe quality of being sufficient for the end in view
Spanishcarencia, deficiencia, insuficiencia, pobreza
Catalandeficiència, dèficit, insuficiència, manca
English > inadequacy: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA lack of competence.
Example "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"
Broaderfailing, weaknessA flaw or weak point
English > inadequacy: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningunsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate / inadequate.
Narrowerjejunity, jejunenessQuality of lacking nutritive value
BroaderunsatisfactorinessThe quality of being inadequate / inadequate or unsuitable
Oppositeadequacy, adequatenessThe quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily

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