American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not adequate; not equal to requirement; insufficient to effect the end desired; incomplete; disproportionate; defective.
- Synonyms Incommensurate, incompetent.
- adj. Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient.
- adj. lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
- adj. not sufficient to meet a need
“Are you going to pretend you think the title inadequate?”
“In separate letters, the New York Department of Financial Services threatened to impose penalties on Assurant, an insurer, for what it calls inadequate document-retention policies, and urged a Citigroup mortgage unit to comply with a subpoena related to the inquiry.”
“CHICAGO—United Airlines pilots, still simmering over what they call "inadequate" training and "compromised safety" stemming from United's 2010 merger with Continental Airlines, have ratcheted up their pressure on the carrier by circulating to members of Congress a highly critical 101-page report by their union.”
“Some politicians, business owners and residents in affected neighborhoods have expressed frustration at what they called an inadequate level of police response, calling for a greater police presence and tougher tactics.”
“The Cobbs said their house was flooded during Hurricane Katrina and it took 18 months to repair it, and they still resent Mr. Bush for what they call his inadequate response to the crisis.”
“These included what it described as inadequate funding for security structures and an overburdened criminal justice system.”
“Committee chairman Boy Nobunga also had to intervene twice to reprimand Freedom Front committee member Hein Mentz for "badgering" witnesses after they gave what he described as inadequate answers.”
“CNN -- Connecticut's governor has asked state prosecutors to join a review of what he called the "inadequate" response by the state's largest utility to last week's snowstorm.”
“She is frustrated with what she calls inadequate service and the lack of security in her building.”
“Inala resident Miriam Cope resorts to take secateurs on daily outings to prune trees despite Brisbane City Council claiming maintenance program adequate AN INALA resident, fed up with what she calls "inadequate maintenance", has been pruning overhanging trees from council footpaths herself.”
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