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Definition of INADEQUATE

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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"e*quate*ness}, n.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "inadequate": adulterated, arrested, asymmetric, barren, base, blemished, bootless, callow, counterproductive, damaged, defective, deficient, disappointing, disheartening, disparate, displeasing, disproportionate, dissatisfactory, effete, emasculate, embryonic, empty, erroneous, etiolated, failing, fallible, fatuitous, fatuous, faulty, feckless, forceless, found wanting, fruitless, futile, half-assed, hypoplastic, ill-matched, ill-qualified, ill-sorted, immature, impaired, imperfect, impotent, imprecise, impure, in arrear, in arrears, in default, in short supply, inaccurate, inane, inappreciable, incapable, incommensurate, incompetent, incomplete, inconsiderable, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inexact, infant, inferior, inoperative, insufficient, invalid, invertebrate, irregular, lacking, little, makeshift, maladjusted, maladroit, mean, mediocre, minus, mismatched, missing, mixed, needing, not comparable, not enough, not equal to, not good enough, not in it, not perfect, not up to, nugacious, nugatory, odd, of no force, off, out of it, out of proportion, part, partial, patchy, petty, scant, scanty, scarce, scrappy, scrimpy, shabby, short, short of, shy, sketchy, skew, skewed, skimpy, small, spineless, sterile, too little, trivial, unable, unadapted, unadjusted, unavailing, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unequal, unequal to, unequipped, uneven, unfinished, unfit, unfitted, unfulfilling, ungratifying, unperfected, unqualified, unreached, unsatisfactory, unsatisfying, unskillful, unsound, unsufficing, unthorough, useless, vain, wanting, weak


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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