Synonyms of inadequate


1. inadequate (vs. adequate), unequal, deficient, lacking(predicate), wanting(predicate), incapable, incompetent, unequal to(predicate), short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed, unsatisfactory

usage: lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"

2. inadequate, poor, short, insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient

usage: not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"

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