Inadequate In*ad"e*quate, a. [Pref. in- not + adequate: cf. F. inad['e]quat.] Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc. --Dryden. -- {In*ad"e*quate*ly}, adv. -- {In*ad"e*quate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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