Inadequate and Imperfect


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Inadequate adjective – Not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need.
Imperfect is a synonym for inadequate in defective topic. In some cases you can use "Imperfect" instead an adjective "Inadequate", when it comes to topics like deficient, not complete, incapable.
Nearby Words: inadequacy, inadequately
Synonyms for Inadequate


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Imperfect adjective – Having a fault.
Usage example: an imperfect representation of the circumstances surrounding Paul Revere's famous ride

Inadequate is a synonym for imperfect in deficient topic. You can use "Inadequate" instead an adjective "Imperfect", if it concerns topics such as not complete.
Nearby Words: imperfection, imperfectly
Synonyms for Imperfect

Things that words describes

person inadequate person imperfect person
ability inadequate ability imperfect ability
knowledge inadequate knowledge imperfect knowledge
technology inadequate technology imperfect technology
Other nouns: information, explanation, solution, clone, translation.
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