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inadequacy

[in-ad-i-kwuh-see] /ɪnˈæd ɪ kwə si/
noun, plural inadequacies for 2.
1.
Also, inadequateness
[in-ad-i-kwit-nis] /ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt nɪs/ (Show IPA)
. the state or condition of being inadequate; insufficiency.
2.
something inadequate; defect:
The plan has many inadequacies.
Origin of inadequacy
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; inadequ(ate) + -acy
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n.

1764, from inadequate + -cy. Related: Inadequacies.

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