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inadequacynoun

uk   us   /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 ​publictransportsystem. The inadequacy of the ​budget is ​likely to ​causeproblems. [U] a ​lack of ​confidence that makes you ​feelunable to ​deal with a ​situation: I always ​suffer from ​feelings of inadequacy when I'm with him.
(Definition of inadequacy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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