in adequate

inadequate

[in-ad-i-kwit]
adjective
1.
not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
2.
Psychiatry. ineffectual in response to emotional, social, intellectual, and physical demands in the absence of any obvious mental or physical deficiency.

Origin:
1665–75; in-3 + adequate

inadequately, adverb


1. inapt, incompetent; incommensurate; defective, imperfect, incomplete.


1. sufficient.
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inadequate (ɪnˈædɪkwɪt)
 
adj
1.  not adequate; insufficient
2.  not capable or competent; lacking
 
in'adequacy
 
n
 
in'adequately
 
adv

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inadequate
1670s, from in- (1) + adequate.
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