inadequate美 [ɪn'ædəkwət] 英 [ɪn'ædɪkwət]
not enough; not good enough
The system is inadequate for the tasks it has to perform.
The food supplies are inadequate to meet the needs of the hungry.
not able, or not confident enough, to deal with a situation
I felt totally inadequate as a parent.
failing to reach an expected or required level or standard
not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose
someone who is inadequate does not feel confident that they can deal with the situation they are in
The Japanese had launched against the Philippines an air attack that quickly reduced our inadequate air forces to practical impotence.
First, that dedicated funding could prove inadequate, forcing the program either to cut benefits or to turn to Congress for aid.
Light, for instance, had been heretofore described as a wave yet some experiments were suggesting this was an inadequate model.
However, the problem of low quality and inadequate quantity of rural teachers has always been a "bottleneck" in American education.
Answer (B) is incorrect because unforeseen obstacles cannot be anticipated and do not necessarily indicate that planning was inadequate.
He had a whole discussion about these kinds of problems, but the point was he said in the end, the sensory base of knowledge is inadequate.
Yet the quality of information filtering through to senior managers is often inadequate.
For a discussion of stars our language is inadequate and seems laughable, as if someone were trying to plow with a feather.
the top us trade officials said the lack of transparency and inadequate notice may violate world trade organization rules.
A humble person tends to suffer from solitude, felling himself inadequate company, longing for others to be around.