inadequacy :

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i na di kwuh see

  • n  lack of an adequate quantity or number
    the inadequacy of unemployment benefits
  • n  a lack of competence
    juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents
  • n  unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate

  • A psychologist's report, written when Chessman was 18, noted that his "boastfulness is a compensation for underlying feelings of insecurity and inadequacy.
  • I think it started with feelings of inadequacy, his inability to accept failure, his fear of failure.
  • Still, it's hard to imagine a culture more conducive to feelings of sexual inadequacy than America in the 1990s.
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  • 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 ...
    June 25, 2013 - Quad-City Times

  • Pope Benedict XVI in FOXNews
    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...
  • Wayne Swan in Melbourne Herald Sun
    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...
  • Kevin Rudd in Sydney Morning Herald
    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,...

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