Translation of inadequate in Spanish:

inadequate

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈædɪkwət/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.