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inadequate

adjective  us   /ɪnˈæd·ɪ·kwət/
too low in quality or too small in amount; not enough: an inadequate income/offer I feel inadequate when I talk to Miranda about art because she knows so much.
inadequacy
noun [C/U]  us   /ɪnˈæd·ɪ·kwə·si/
[C] She’s frustrated by the inadequacies of language.
inadequately
adverb  us   /ɪnˈæd·ɪ·kwət·li/
The research is inadequately funded.
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