in-adequacy

inadequacy

[in-ad-i-kwuh-see]
noun, plural inadequacies for 2.
1.
Also, inadequateness [in-ad-i-kwit-nis] . the state or condition of being inadequate; insufficiency.
2.
something inadequate; defect: The plan has many inadequacies.

Origin:
1780–90; inadequ(ate) + -acy

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inadequacy

noun
1. lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits" [syn: insufficiency] [ant: adequacy
2. a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents" [syn: insufficiency
3. unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate [ant: adequacy
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