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English definition of “inadequacy”

inadequacy

noun     /ɪˈnædɪkwəsi/
QUALITY [C, U] the quality of not being good enough or not being of a high enough quality: feelings of inadequacy He pointed out several inadequacies in the present system.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad
AMOUNT [U] the quality of not being enough: The basic problem is the inadequacy of our school budget.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
(Definition of inadequacy noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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