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inadequate

adjective  /ɪnˈæd·ɪ·kwət/ us  
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]  /ɪnˈæd·ɪ·kwə·si/ us  
[C] She’s frustrated by the inadequacies of language.
inadequately
adverb  /ɪnˈæd·ɪ·kwət·li/ us  
The research is inadequately funded.
(Definition of inadequate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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