1 adj If something is inadequate, there is not enough of it or it is not good enough.
(=deficient) (Antonym: adequate)
Supplies of food and medicines are inadequate...
inadequately adv ADV with v
The projects were inadequately funded.
2 adj If someone feels inadequate, they feel that they do not have the qualities and abilities necessary to do something or to cope with life in general.
usu v-link ADJ
I still feel inadequate, useless and mixed up...
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 defective, deficient, faulty, imperfect, incommensurate, incomplete, insubstantial, insufficient, meagre, niggardly, pathetic, scant, scanty, short, sketchy, skimpy, sparse
2 found wanting, inapt, incapable, incompetent, not up to scratch (informal) unequal, unfitted, unqualified
1 adequate, ample, complete, perfect, satisfactory, substantial, sufficient
2 apt, capable, competent, equal, fit, qualified
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