noun, plural in·ad·e·qua·cies for 2.
- inactivated poliovirus vaccine,
- inactive repressor,
- inadequate personality,
- inadequate stimulus,
Origin of inadequacy
Examples from the Web for inadequacy
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
In his ninth symphony he made his only confession of the inadequacy of his instrumental means.How Music Developed|W. J. Henderson
Inadequacy, helplessness, gaucherie, prove that the feelings are bigger than the eloquence.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
But in "Hamlet" the inadequacy of the stage is of another kind.
The 'felicific calculus' is enough to show the inadequacy of his method.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
The inadequacy of the teaching, however, was not the primal cause of the characteristic.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick