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
imperfectly, insufficiently, meagrely, poorly, scantily, sketchily, skimpily, sparsely, thinly
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