inadequacy inadequacy  /ɪ ˈnæ dɪ kwə si/


  1. (n) lack of an adequate quantity or number
  2. (n) a lack of competence
  3. (n) unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate



  1. Still, it's hard to imagine a culture more conducive to feelings of sexual inadequacy than America in the 1990s.
  2. I think it started with feelings of inadequacy, his inability to accept failure, his fear of failure.
  3. That activates feelings of inadequacy, failure and catastrophe.


  • Union leader criticizes Iowa prison staffing levels

    PRISON STAFFING: The head of Iowa’s largest state employees union said Tuesday the discovery of hand-crafted ropes and bottles containing unknown substances points up the inadequacy of staffing at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Danny Homan, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 61 says state Department of Corrections’ officials ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Quad-City Times


  1. Benedict said Wednesday he felt John Paul's presence as he wrestled with two conflicting emotions: thanks to God for the gift of being pope but also "a sense of inadequacy" in carrying out the responsibility. "I seem to feel his strong hand...
    on Apr 20, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  2. "What you're dealing with here, when you're dealing in the inadequacy of a pension, is a very big structural change in the budget," Mr Swan said. "We are going to look at all of the issues. We are, to some extent, in the hands of the Harmer...
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: Wayne Swan Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "The problem with ports is simply the inadequacy of the layout and planning for infrastructure," Mr Rudd told ABC Radio. "Let's have a national economic infrastructure audit, what is up to scratch and what is not in terms of power generation,...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /