inadequacy ( inadequacies plural )
1 n-var The inadequacy of something is the fact that there is not enough of it, or that it is not good enough.
oft the N of n
(=deficiency) (Antonym: adequacy)
...the inadequacy of the water supply...
2 n-uncount If someone has feelings of inadequacy, they feel that they do not have the qualities and abilities necessary to do something or to cope with life in general.
...his deep-seated sense of inadequacy.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 dearth, deficiency, inadequateness, incompleteness, insufficiency, meagreness, paucity, poverty, scantiness, shortage, skimpiness
2 defectiveness, faultiness, inability, inaptness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineffectiveness, inefficacy, unfitness, unsuitableness
3 defect, failing, imperfection, lack, shortage, shortcoming, weakness
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