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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
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