Inadequacy and Weakness


Inadequacy noun - A lack of competence.
Usage example: juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents

Weakness is a synonym for inadequacy in shortcoming topic. In some cases you can use "Weakness" instead a noun "Inadequacy", when it comes to topics like lack, insecurity, shortage, scarcity.

Nearby Words: inadequate, inadequately


Weakness noun - The quality or state of lacking physical strength or vigor.

Inadequacy is a synonym for weakness in lack topic. You can use "Inadequacy" instead a noun "Weakness", if it concerns topics such as insecurity, scarcity, impotency, unconvincingness.

Nearby Words: weak, weaken, weakly, weakening, weakling

How words are described

physical physical inadequacy physical weakness
particular particular inadequacy particular weakness
personal personal inadequacy personal weakness
general general inadequacy general weakness
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Weakness or Inadequacy. 2016. Accessed September 28, 2023.
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