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  • adv. In an inadequate manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an inadequate manner; not fully or sufficiently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an inadequate manner or to an inadequate degree


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inadequate +‎ -ly


  • But, since these cannot be delivered to theatre until the end of this year, our troops must continue to ride – and die – in inadequately protected Land Rovers, and Blair has the nerve to call these deaths a "terrible tragedy".

    Criminal incompetence

  • But it is a great deal more to be able, in spite of all, not to bate one jot of heart or hope, but 'still bear up and steer right onward'; and that is involved in the true meaning of the word inadequately rendered 'patience' in the New Testament.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians Chapters I to End. Colossians, Thessalonians, and First Timothy.

  • John, probably remembering the high priest and his mitre, with its inscription upon the forehead, says: 'His servants shall do Him priestly service' -- for that is the meaning of the word inadequately translated 'serve Him' -- 'and see His face, and His name shall be in their foreheads.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

  • A U.S. study looked at men who were employed "inadequately" - they had involuntary part-time jobs - and found that they were more depressed than were fully employed people.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Carlyle was aware that there was something much deeper, something that opinion just crassly formulates, and for the most part formulates inadequately, that is the real man.


  • I say "inadequately" because what the word really refers to is the feeling aspect of consciousness.

    Swami Kriyananda: The Real Issue: Reconciling Science With Experience

  • Often, these women use other drugs as well, and their children tend to be malnourished and "inadequately" parented.

    Mother���s Cocaine Addiction Damages Child���s Brain Development

  • Mr Nxesi said the teachers felt the main issue of the reinstatement of dismissed teachers had been "inadequately" addressed by the Department of Education and Training.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Social Democrats said last week Necas reacted "inadequately" to allegations of wrongdoings at the Environment Ministry. -- Top News

  • In the NHS its not doctors 'pay that needs to be cut but the agencies who syphon billions from the NHS for providing dodgy cleaners, nurses, doctors, carers, launderers and every other kind of inadequately qualified health service worker.

    Spectator Live


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