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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INADEQUATELY

I realise how vague is this expression and how inadequately it explains my meaning.

"You—you should have a law against you," he answered bitterly and inadequately.

With what glib facility they describe, but how inadequately they convey.

The men were without instruction, and inadequately armed and equipped.

He seems to have appreciated but inadequately the significance of the medical evidence.

The better the thought, the greater the crime of saying it inadequately.

The magazines are badly traversed and inadequately protected.

The words I have written describe it, it is true,—but confusedly and inadequately.

At present it is most inadequately represented by a few unimportant gifts.

They are not to be represented by notes, and can only be most inadequately described.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s; see in- (1) "not, opposite of" + adequate. Related: Inadequately.

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