noun, plural in·ad·e·qua·cies for 2.
Origin of inadequacy
Related Words for inadequacyflaw, weakness, failing, imperfection, dearth, paucity, deficiency, insufficiency, incapacity, shortcoming, ineffectiveness, ineptitude, inefficiency, blemish, lack, scantiness, drawback, deficit, incompetency, inefficacy
Examples from the Web for inadequacy
Contemporary Examples of inadequacy
In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
Ours is the Caiman model, a 6x6 behemoth that weighs in at over 15 tons and makes Humvees shrivel up with feelings of inadequacy.Why Does My Kids’ Elementary School Need a Tank?
September 13, 2014
What are not rare are feelings of inadequacy and even suicidal despair.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?
Emily de la Bruyere
February 3, 2014
The inadequacy of equipment and technology offered a comfortable answer.Rethink Everything You Think You Know About World War II
February 10, 2013
On the one side, there is envy, shame, inadequacy, longing, deprivation, and a sense of being left out.Income Inequality Within Families is Emerging as a Major Issue
Janna Malamud Smith
January 19, 2013
Historical Examples of inadequacy
He then proceeded to show the inadequacy of the figures presented by Mr. O'Connell.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The inadequacy, the feebleness of the whole thing is astounding.The Man Shakespeare
Alderling repeated in a tone of amaze at the inadequacy of my epithet.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
The insufficiency, the inadequacy of his staff and of chief-of-staff.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
Again in 1913 he dwelt upon the inadequacy of our aerial defences.