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adjective inadequate pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈædɪkwət/
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  1. 1
    not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose
    inadequate provision of health care
    We are trying to provide basic education with inadequate resources.
    inadequate for: rail tracks that are inadequate for the loads carried on them
    inadequate to do something: Existing laws are inadequate to deal with these problems.
    totally/quite/wholly inadequate: The government’s response was condemned as totally inadequate.
  2. 2
    someone who is inadequate does not feel confident that they can deal with the situation they are in
    Some people feel totally inadequate when faced with new responsibilities.

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 inadequate pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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pluralinadequates

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