inadequate inadequate  /ɪ ˈnæ də kwət/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
  2. (adj) not sufficient to meet a need

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry, as it is inadequate to say to the people who love me that I am sorry.
  2. Roosevelt's assertive strategy against Japan was largely a bluff, backed by inadequate armed forces and inadequate funds.
  3. Twenty-five million Americans pay for health insurance but have inadequate coverage.

News

  1. Affinity nurses seek delay on electronic records

    Affinity union: Inadequate training, short staffing will compromise patient safety
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository

  2. Study: Most Pa. colleges poorly prepare teachers

    Findings show new teachers have inadequate content knowledge, classroom management skills. Students attending college to earn a teaching degree are trained by "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out first-year teachers with inadequate content knowledge and classroom management skills, according to a new study.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  3. Closing arguments held in public defense trial

    A lawyer is asking a federal judge to find that the public defense systems in two Skagit County cities are inadequate, saying "a warm body with a law degree doesn't cut it" when it comes to providing legal representation to poor defendants.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "We've all seen what happens when there's inadequate oversight and insufficient transparency on Wall Street," he added. "The reforms making their way through Congress will hold Wall Street accountable so we can help prevent another financial...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. "It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry, as it is inadequate to say to the people who love me that I am sorry," Edwards said. "In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and...
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: John Edwards Source: The Wenatchee World Online

  3. "In my judgment, it would be foolish to waste massive sums of taxpayer funds testing an idea that has been hastily crafted and may actually cause the government to revert to an inadequate strategy of ad hoc bailouts," Shelby said.
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Richard Shelby Source: FOXNews

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