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Inadequate synonyms

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Lacking an essential quality or element:
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  1. Lacking an essential quality or element:
  2. Inadequate in amount or degree; insufficient:
  3. Inadequate in amount, quality, or degree; not sufficient
Not sufficient; inadequate.
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  1. Not sufficient; inadequate.
  2. Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate
Not common; rarely seen
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  1. Not common; rarely seen
  2. Not plentiful; not sufficient to meet the demand; hard to get
  3. Insufficient to meet a demand or requirement; short in supply:
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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  1. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  2. Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
  3. (--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
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  1. Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
  2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
  3. Lacking; short (on or of)
Located or situated on a lower level or beneath something else:
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  1. Located or situated on a lower level or beneath something else:
  2. Less than is required or customary:
  3. Lower in position, authority, rank, amount, degree, etc.
Absent; lacking; missing
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  1. Absent; lacking; missing
  2. Absent; lacking:
  3. Not measuring up to standards or expectations:
Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power:
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  1. Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power:
  2. Not capable
  3. Unable to perform adequately; incompetent:
Without adequate ability, knowledge, fitness, etc.; failing to meet requirements; incapable; unskillful
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  1. Without adequate ability, knowledge, fitness, etc.; failing to meet requirements; incapable; unskillful
  2. (Law) Not legally qualified, as testimony that does not meet the standards for admissibility or a juror whose personal interest in the outcome of the case does not allow him or her to serve.
  3. Lacking qualities necessary for effective conduct or action:
Not equal or adequate
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  1. Not equal or adequate
  2. Having unbalanced sides or parts; asymmetric.
  3. Consisting of ill-matched opponents:
Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
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  1. Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
  2. (Biology) Unable to survive or produce viable offspring in a particular environment.
  3. Below the required standard; unqualified:
Not limited or modified; absolute
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  1. Not limited or modified; absolute
  2. Lacking the necessary or desirable qualifications; not fit
  3. Not modified by conditions or reservations; absolute:
Not able to help oneself; weak
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  1. Not able to help oneself; weak
  2. Impossible to control; involuntary:
  3. Incompetent, ineffective, or powerless
Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.
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  1. Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.
  2. Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless:
  3. Ineffective, powerless, or helpless
Not meeting the requirements necessary for proper legal functioning:
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  1. Not meeting the requirements necessary for proper legal functioning:
  2. Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power:
  3. Unable to perform adequately; incompetent:
Not effectual; not producing or not able to produce the desired effect
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  1. Not effectual; not producing or not able to produce the desired effect
  2. Weak; lacking forcefulness
  3. Lacking forcefulness or effectiveness; inadequate or incompetent:
Lacking legal or other authority.
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  1. Lacking legal or other authority.
  2. Lacking strength or power; helpless and totally ineffectual.
  3. Without power; weak, feeble, unable, not empowered, etc.
Lacking authority or the power to govern:
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  1. Lacking authority or the power to govern:
  2. Lacking aptitude or skill:
  3. Lacking persuasiveness; unconvincing:
Find another word for inadequate. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for inadequate, like: deficient, insufficient, scarce, short, shy, under, wanting, incapable, incompetent, unequal and unfit.