Translation of inadequate in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈædɪkwət/


  • 1.1 [resources/measures/supply] insuficiente, inadecuado the sum set aside was inadequate la suma que se había destinado era insuficiente or inadecuada
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    • We accused her of giving inadequate funding to our schools but when we requested an interview she declined.
    • He said government funding was inadequate and had failed to keep up with rising costs.
    • The system appears to be inadequate for the present requirements of the village.
    1.2 [person] inepto, incompetente she felt inadequate (for a particular task) se sentía inepta or incompetente (in general) sentía que no estaba a la altura de las circunstancias
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    • Roland, Gabriel and I had been prepared for this battle, but still we were inadequate.
    • Valentine's day may be a conspiracy to make single people feel inadequate.
    • The power to make and break little lives can sometimes make people feel inadequate and uncomfortable.

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