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inadequate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
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Lacking the quality or quantity required; insufficient for a purpose,
  1. Lacking the quality or quantity required; insufficient for a purpose
    • - these labels prove to be wholly inadequate
    • - inadequate funding
  2. (of a person) Unable to deal with a situation or with life
    • - a sad, solitary, inadequate man
    • - I felt like a fraud,inadequate tothe task

  1. lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
  2. 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"
  3. (inadequateness) inadequacy: unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate
  4. (inadequacy) insufficiency: lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
  5. Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc
  6. (Inadequacy) 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.
  7. (Inadequacy) A condition in which the capacity of the company's capital assets is too small to meet the company's productive demands.
  8. Unequal to what is required, unable to meet a need.