noun, plural in·ad·e·qua·cies for 2.
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Today, an estimated 15 percent of couples worldwide are unable to conceive a child naturally, leading to feelings of sorrow, loss and a profound sense of inadequacy for many.Solving mysteries of reproduction helped make parenthood possible for millions|Robin Marantz Henig|June 9, 2021|Science News
Her new book, “All the Colors Came Out” is more personal, as Fagan grapples with her own feelings of inadequacy.
Even this brief connection offers support and solidarity, and it can decrease our sense of self-blame and inadequacy when we hear others’ similar feelings and experiences.How to cope with parent guilt, during the pandemic and beyond|Emily Edlynn|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
This feeling of inadequacy meets its match when we foster confidence in our peers’ work and abilities.
The pandemic has highlighted the inadequacy of our existing tools for coping with these problems.The case for funding psychedelics to treat mental health|Sigal Samuel|October 9, 2020|Vox
In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Ours is the Caiman model, a 6x6 behemoth that weighs in at over 15 tons and makes Humvees shrivel up with feelings of inadequacy.
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|DAILY BEAST
The inadequacy of equipment and technology offered a comfortable answer.Rethink Everything You Think You Know About World War II|David Frum|February 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
The prevailing fault of the modern Swell organ is, perhaps, the inadequacy of the Flute work.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
These are the times that illustrate to a man the inadequacy of spoken language.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The cause for the inadequacy of the force left under his command, of which he often complains, is not apparent.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
She broke off from sheer passionate inadequacy to express herself.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
Examples of this inadequacy may be given from the printed extract.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker