|part of speech:
||not enough; not good enough.
She brought an inadequate amount of food to the picnic.He failed the test because his answers were inadequate.
- deficient, insufficient, lacking, short, unsatisfactory
- adequate, enough, good, satisfactory, sufficient
- similar words:
- defective, flawed, imperfect, incapable, incompetent, incomplete, inferior, meager, poor, scarce, shy
||awful, bad, bare, deficient, lame, low, scant, short, slender, stingy, thin, worthless
||inadequately (adv.), inadequacy (n.), inadequateness (n.)