Inadequate definition

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Not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required.
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Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
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Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
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The definition of inadequate is someone or something that is lacking in something desired or required.

An example of something that would be described as inadequate is a broken down car that won't run.

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