Meaning of inadequate

in•ad•e•quate

Pronunciation: (in-ad'i-kwit), [key]
— adj.
  1. not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
  2. ineffectual in response to emotional, social, intellectual, and physical demands in the absence of any obvious mental or physical deficiency.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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