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She characterized the GOP plan as inadequate on multiple fronts.

Ellington needs help raising inadequate salary levels and relieving the pressure of its big fundraising needs.

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.

From Time

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.

From Vox

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.

Obsessive exercising and inadequate nutrition can, over time, put people at high risk for overuse injuries like stress fractures.

The city has taken inadequate steps or no steps at all to control the violent acts of its law-enforcement personnel.

There was also the question of inadequate protective gear and insufficient instruction.

The totally inadequate international response must shoulder blame as well.

“There was a sense the response had been inadequate and slow,” Reed says.

Every human being behind that absurdly inadequate wall was exposed to constant and equal danger.

Hilda's assumption that the ageing woman had telegraphed for her on inadequate grounds had proved to be quite wrong.

It goes no further than the denunciation of the peer, and the raising of a subscription (generally inadequate) for the sufferers.

That Determinist conclusion would be followed by the usual inadequate subscription.

One would be unwilling to press a certain lack of enthusiasm for their King, or a suspicion of inadequate generalship.


On this page you'll find 140 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inadequate, such as: deficient, faulty, incompetent, incomplete, lacking, and meager.

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