Synonyms of inadequate in English:
1 inadequate water supplies inadequate wages
insufficient, not enough, deficient, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, sparse, too little, too few, short, in short supply;
[Antonyms] adequate, sufficient
2 inadequate staff
incompetent, incapable, unsatisfactory, not good enough, no good, found wanting, not up to scratch, lacking, leaving much to be desired, unfit, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, unskilful, inexpert, inept, unproficient, amateurish, substandard, poor, bad, hopeless, useless, inferior;
informal not up to snuff, lousy
British informal duff, not much cop, no great shakes
vulgar slang half-arsed
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