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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Example sentences
It also indicates a frustration with people who point out inadequacies in your
  viewpoints.
Be careful not to discuss departmental politics, your perceived inadequacies,
  or other inappropriate topics.
At a certain point, you're no longer threatened by your inadequacies, but
  grateful to find people who can shore them up.
But it would be foolish to fault the effort because of its inadequacies.
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