The inadequacy of equipment and technology offered a comfortable answer.
On the one side, there is envy, shame, inadequacy, longing, deprivation, and a sense of being left out.
In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.
I'd stumble out of Barnes and Noble feeling drunk with inadequacy: why wasn't I improving myself today?
So no, the lack of libertarian ladies is not due to the inadequacy of libertarian guys.
Prominent in her manner was a helpless little confession of inadequacy to her ambitions that made her personality engaging.
Alderling repeated in a tone of amaze at the inadequacy of my epithet.
The most elementary books of science betrayed the inadequacy of old implements of thought.
Again in 1913 he dwelt upon the inadequacy of our aerial defences.
He recognised and pointed out with great force the inadequacy of such palliatives as emigration, home-colonisation, and so forth.