1. inadequacy

noun. ['ˌɪˈnædɪkwəsi'] lack of an adequate quantity or number.


  • shortfall
  • meagerness
  • exiguity
  • deficit
  • meagreness
  • poorness
  • leanness
  • scantiness
  • insufficiency
  • scarcity
  • amount
  • scarceness
  • scantness
  • deficiency
  • slenderness


  • sufficiency
  • abundance
  • wealth
  • fruitfulness

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Words that Rhyme with Inadequacy

  • accuracy
  • adequacy
  • advocacy
  • agassi
  • almasy
  • argosy
  • aristocracy
  • autocracy
  • barkocy
  • biopharmacy
  • bluesy
  • bureaucracy
  • candidacy
  • celibacy
  • confederacy
  • confederacy
  • conspiracy
  • courtesy
  • degeneracy
  • delicacy

Example sentences of the word inadequacy

1. Noun, singular or mass
We know that vitamin B inadequacy can lead to nerve damage in the hands and feet.

Quotes containing the word inadequacy

1. Sometimes, if she simply remained quiet, and let the inadequacy of his excuses reverberate on the air, he became ashamed and backtracked.
- J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

2. I think the attempt to defend belief can unsettle it, in fact, because there is always an inadequacy in argument about ultimate things.
- Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

3. Business people - Your business - is your greatest prejudice: it ties you to your locality, to the company you keep, to the inclinations you feel. Diligent in business - but indolent in spirit, content with your inadequacy, and with the cloak of duty hung over this contentment: that is how you live, that is how you want your children to live!
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

2. inadequacy

noun. ['ˌɪˈnædɪkwəsi'] unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate.


  • unsatisfactoriness


  • satisfactoriness
  • lead

3. inadequacy

noun. ['ˌɪˈnædɪkwəsi'] a lack of competence.


  • weakness
  • insufficiency


  • high quality
  • fatness
  • ability