Meaning of “inadequacy” in the English Dictionary

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"inadequacy" in British English

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inadequacynoun

uk /ɪˈnæd.ɪ.kwə.si/ us /ɪˈnæd.ə.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.

[ 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.

(Definition of “inadequacy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)