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inadequacies, plural;
  1. The state or quality of being inadequate; lack of the quantity or quality required
    • - the inadequacy of available resources
  2. Inability to deal with a situation or with life
    • - her feelings of personal inadequacy

  1. insufficiency: lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
  2. insufficiency: a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"
  3. unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate
  4. (inadequate) lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
  5. (inadequate) not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"
  6. the state of being inadequate; a shortage of required material; a lack of competence or ability
  7. (inadequate) Unequal to what is required, unable to meet a need.
  8. The loss or expense that is incurred by virtue of lost or reduced capacity, technological obsolescence, and/or abnormal wear and tear and that requires premature replacement or abandonment.
  9. A condition in which the capacity of the company's capital assets is too small to meet the company's productive demands.