inadequately inadequately  /ɪ ˈnæ də kwət li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an inadequate manner or to an inadequate degree

Usage(s):

  1. I found Gore a compelling choice, but the left wing deemed him inadequately liberal and thus had to be punished.
  2. Pilots have had to cope with sticky controls, inadequately lubricated engine instruments and an anti-icing valve that stuck.
  3. Because windows were inadequately screened, several children fell out.

News

  1. Imprisoned owner of truck in deadly Avon crash seeks release to halfway house

    David R. Wilcox, the former Windsor man who admitted criminal responsibility for inadequately maintaining the heavy dump truck that lost its brakes on Avon Mountain in 2005, careening down to a crash that killed its driver and three other people, is seeking early release from prison to a halfway house.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Journal Inquirer

  2. Potentially 'catastrophic' changes underway in Canada's northern Mackenzie River Basin

    Canada's Mackenzie River basin -- among the world's most important major ecosystems -- is poorly studied, inadequately monitored, and at serious risk due to climate change and resource exploitation, a panel of international scientists warn. Largest single threat to the Basin: a potential breach in the tailings ponds at one of the large oil sands sites mining surface bitumen. A breach in winter ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Potentially 'catastrophic' changes underway in Canada's northern Mackenzie River Basin: report

    ( Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy ) Canada's Mackenzie River basin -- among the world's most important major ecosystems -- is poorly studied, inadequately monitored, and at serious risk due to climate change and resource exploitation, a panel of international scientists warn.Largest single threat to the Basin: a potential breach in the tailings ponds at one of the large oil sands ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "We have been inadequately funding this epidemic all along. We need to step it up," said former US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, who is now an administrator at Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine.
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: David Satcher Source: FOXNews

  2. "It is extremely disturbing to hear any stories involving our men and women in harm's way being inadequately provided for," Fallin said.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Mary Fallin Source: KOCO

  3. "These institutions gave rise to abuse or neglect and were inadequately controlled and we apologize for failing to protect you," Mr. Harper said.
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: Wall Street Journal

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /