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Adults relate to its inadequacy, its marginal existence as a misfit.

The pandemic has spotlighted the inadequacies of the current system.

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At least twice during the Obama administration, the Labor Department proposed reforms to Congress to address some of these inadequacies, primarily by boosting information sharing among states and federal agencies.

When asked what one can do to let go of past hurts, Brammer answers with a tale of his middle-school years, of bullying, inadequacies, and teen angst, and of coming out, growing up, and not letting someone be defined by the worst of the past.

An impossible burden of our digitally intertwined lives is the omnipresent specter of inadequacy, or of seeing someone else’s life and wondering why ours can’t be that cool.

In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.

Ours is the Caiman model, a 6x6 behemoth that weighs in at over 15 tons and makes Humvees shrivel up with feelings of inadequacy.

What are not rare are feelings of inadequacy and even suicidal despair.

The inadequacy of equipment and technology offered a comfortable answer.

On the one side, there is envy, shame, inadequacy, longing, deprivation, and a sense of being left out.

The prevailing fault of the modern Swell organ is, perhaps, the inadequacy of the Flute work.

These are the times that illustrate to a man the inadequacy of spoken language.

The cause for the inadequacy of the force left under his command, of which he often complains, is not apparent.

She broke off from sheer passionate inadequacy to express herself.

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On this page you'll find 98 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inadequacy, such as: dearth, deficiency, failing, flaw, imperfection, and incapacity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.