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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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