Definition of inadequacy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈadɪkwəsi/

noun (plural inadequacies)

[mass noun]
1The state or quality of being inadequate; lack of the quantity or quality required: the inadequacy of available resources [count noun]: the inadequacies of the present system
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  • The cause of famine, consequently, is not an inadequacy of food.
  • A further consequence of the strength of conservative morality is the inadequacy of sex education.
  • More demanding tasks can soon show the inadequacy of low amounts of RAM.
1.1Inability to deal with a situation or with life: her feelings of personal inadequacy
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  • Any thoughtful president must surely have infinitely greater moments of inwardly perceived inadequacy.
  • Like an avenging angel, the stranger forces the menfolk to confront their own inadequacies.
  • A gaggle of girls walked past Jay tittering at his inadequacies.

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