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synonyms for inadequate

  • deficient
  • faulty
  • incompetent
  • incomplete
  • lacking
  • meager
  • poor
  • scarce
  • sketchy
  • skimpy
  • unequal
  • weak
  • bare
  • barren
  • bush-league
  • depleted
  • dry
  • failing
  • feeble
  • found wanting
  • glitch
  • imperfect
  • impotent
  • inappreciable
  • inapt
  • incapable
  • incommensurate
  • inconsiderable
  • insubstantial
  • junk
  • lame
  • lemon
  • lousy
  • low
  • minus
  • miserly
  • not enough
  • parsimonious
  • scanty
  • short
  • shy
  • small
  • spare
  • sparse
  • sterile
  • stinted
  • stunted
  • thin
  • too little
  • unproductive
  • unqualified
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antonyms for inadequate

MOST RELEVANT
  • able
  • abundant
  • adequate
  • capable
  • complete
  • enough
  • full
  • perfect
  • potent
  • strong
  • sufficient
  • competent
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How to use inadequate in a sentence

She characterized the GOP plan as inadequate on multiple fronts.
HOUSE TO VOTE ON REMOVING GOP’S MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE FROM HER COMMITTEESFELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNER, COLBY ITKOWITZFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ellington needs help raising inadequate salary levels and relieving the pressure of its big fundraising needs.
WHY DID EDUCATION LEADERS TRASH A SCHOOL FULL OF MUSIC, DANCE AND ART?JAY MATHEWSJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Setting up such systems is a money- and labor-intensive process, no easy thing for public health departments facing inadequate funding and staffing while simultaneously fighting a once-in-a-generation pandemic.
MANY STATES DON'T KNOW WHO'S GETTING COVID-19 VACCINES. THAT'S A HUGE PROBLEM FOR EQUITYCHRIS WILSONJANUARY 28, 2021TIME
The US vaccination effort has been disastrously delayed by limited supplies, an inadequate federal distribution plan, and the growing threat that more-transmissible variants of Covid-19 are spreading.
A BIG HURDLE FOR OLDER AMERICANS TRYING TO GET VACCINATED: USING THE INTERNETREBECCA HEILWEILJANUARY 27, 2021VOX
City officials argue that day-care workers are still a high-priority group, but with an inadequate supply of vaccines, they are forced to make tough decisions.
D.C.’S DAY-CARE EMPLOYEES CRITICIZE THE CITY’S VACCINE PLAN FOR PRIORITIZING SCHOOL STAFF OVER THEMPERRY STEINJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He also said communication from the state and the federal governments has been inadequate, both in identifying who is eligible for vaccination and persuading those people to take the vaccines.
‘PIXIE DUST’: WHY SOME VACCINE SITS ON SHELVES WHILE SHORTAGES INTENSIFY NATIONWIDEISAAC STANLEY-BECKER, LENA H. SUNJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
However, platforms’ enforcement of these rules is inconsistent and inadequate, and disinformation still runs rampant.
5 THINGS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS CAN DO TO COMBAT ANTI-LGBTQ DISINFORMATIONBRIANNA JANUARYJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
She had filed complaints about inadequate personal protective equipment with the agency’s inspector general and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but they had done nothing.
“THOSE OF US WHO DON’T DIE ARE GOING TO QUIT”: A CRUSH OF PATIENTS, DWINDLING SUPPLIES AND THE NURSE WHO LOST HOPEBY J. DAVID MCSWANEDECEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
So far the immunization plan in the US has been woefully inadequate.
THE NEW, MORE-CONTAGIOUS UK COVID-19 STRAIN IS OFFICIALLY IN THE USSARA CHODOSHDECEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The National Juvenile Defender Center report, released this year, found that without state funding or oversight of juvenile defense in Michigan, young people too often have inadequate counsel by court-appointed attorneys.
JUDGES ARE LOCKING UP CHILDREN FOR NONCRIMINAL OFFENSES LIKE REPEATEDLY DISOBEYING THEIR PARENTS AND SKIPPING SCHOOLBY JODI S. COHEN AND DUAA ELDEIBDECEMBER 22, 2020PROPUBLICA
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