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inadequacy

 
Noun inadequacy has 3 senses
  1. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
    --1 is a kind of amount
    Antonyms: sufficiency, adequacy
    --1 has particulars:
     meagerness, meagreness, poorness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity; deficit, shortage, shortfall; scarcity, scarceness
  2. insufficiency, inadequacy - a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"
    --2 is a kind of failing, weakness
  3. inadequacy, inadequateness - unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate
    --3 is a kind of unsatisfactoriness
    Antonyms: adequacy, adequateness
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