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English definition of “inadequacy”

inadequacy

noun     /ɪˈnæd.ɪ.kwə.si/
[C or U] the fact that something is not good enough or is too small in amount : Economic growth is hindered by the inadequacies of the public transport system . The inadequacy of the budget is likely to cause problems .Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking thingsNot of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad [U] a lack of confidence that makes you feel unable to deal with a situation : I always suffer from feelings of inadequacy when I'm with him.Shy and modestAnxious and worriedConfidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
(Definition of inadequacy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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