inadequate

  • 1 inadequate — I adjective assailable, deficient, depleted, disabled, disappointing, displeasing, emasculate, exhausted, feckless, feeble, helpless, impaired, impar, impotent, incapable, incompetent, incomplete, indefensible, ineffective, ineffectual,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 inadequate — UK US /ɪˈnædɪkwət/ adjective ► too small in amount: inadequate funds/incomes/pensions »Too many of us are retiring on hopelessly inadequate incomes. ► too low in quality: »The report says that long range spending plans are inadequate .… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Inadequate — In*ad e*quate, a. [Pref. in not + adequate: cf. F. inad[ e]quat.] Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc. Dryden. {In*ad e*quate*ly}, adv. {In*ad… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 INADEQUATE — [Abk. für engl. incredible natural abundance double quantum transfer experiment = unglaubliches Doppelquantentransfer Experiment mit natürlicher Häufigkeit]: eine wichtige Messmethode der zweidimensionalen 13C NMR Spektroskopie …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 inadequate — (adj.) 1670s; see IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ADEQUATE (Cf. adequate). Related: Inadequately …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 inadequate — [adj] defective, insufficient, incompetent bare, barren, bush league*, deficient, depleted, dry, failing, faulty, feeble, found wanting, glitch*, imperfect, impotent, inappreciable, inapt, incapable, incommensurate, incompetent, incomplete,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 inadequate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) insufficient for a purpose. 2) unable to deal with a situation or with life. DERIVATIVES inadequacy noun (pl. inadequacies) inadequately adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 inadequate — [in ad′i kwət] adj. not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required inadequately adv. inadequateness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 inadequate */*/ — UK [ɪnˈædɪkwət] / US [ɪnˈædəkwət] adjective 1) not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose inadequate provision of health care We are trying to provide basic education with inadequate resources. inadequate for: rail tracks that are… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 inadequate — adj. 1) inadequate for; to (the supply of water is inadequate for the trip; inadequate to the occasion) 2) inadequate to + inf. (the supply is inadequate to meet the demand) * * * [ɪn ædɪkwɪt] to (the supply of water is inadequate for the trip;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 inadequate — in|ad|e|quate [ ın ædəkwət ] adjective ** 1. ) not enough or not good enough for a particular purpose: inadequate provision of health care We are trying to provide basic education with inadequate resources. inadequate for: rail tracks that are… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 inadequate — adj. 1 not good enough VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 inadequate — in|ad|e|quate [ınˈædıkwıt] adj 1.) not good enough, big enough, skilled enough etc for a particular purpose ≠ ↑adequate ▪ inadequate resources inadequate for ▪ The parking facilities are inadequate for a busy shopping centre.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 inadequate — in·ad·e·quate i kwət adj 1) not adequate: deficient <an inadequate dose> <inadequate perfusion> <inadequate diets> 2) lacking the capacity for psychological maturity or adequate social adjustment <an inadequate… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 inadequate — [[t]ɪnæ̱dɪkwət[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something is inadequate, there is not enough of it or it is not good enough. Supplies of food and medicines are inadequate... The problem goes far beyond inadequate staffing. Syn: insufficient Ant: adequate… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 inadequate — adjective 1 not good enough, big enough, skilled enough etc for a particular purpose: An inadequate supply of vitamin A can lead to blindness. (+ for): The parking facilities are inadequate for such a busy shopping centre. 2 someone who feels… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 inadequate*/ — [ɪnˈædɪkwət] adj not enough, or not good enough Some people feel inadequate when they are faced with new responsibilities.[/ex] The heating system is totally inadequate.[/ex] The machinery is inadequate for the job.[/ex] The roads are inadequate… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 inadequate — adjective Date: 1671 not adequate ; insufficient < inadequate equipment >; also not capable < was inadequate as a leader > • inadequately adverb • inadequateness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 inadéquate — ● inadéquat, inadéquate adjectif Qui n est pas adéquat. ● inadéquat, inadéquate (synonymes) adjectif Qui n est pas adéquat. Synonymes : impropre inapproprié i …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 20 inadequate — adjective 1) inadequate water supplies Syn: insufficient, deficient, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, sparse, in short supply; paltry, meager, niggardly, beggarly, limited; informal measly, pathetic; formal exiguous Ant …

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