Inadequate and Inferior


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Inadequate adjective – Not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need.
Inferior is a synonym for inadequate in incompetent topic. In some cases you can use "Inferior" instead an adjective "Inadequate".
Nearby Words: inadequacy, inadequately
Synonyms for Inadequate


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Inferior adjective – Of little or less value or merit.
Usage example: a girl who has always felt inferior to her older sister

Inadequate is a synonym for inferior in property topic. Sometimes you can use "Inadequate" instead an adjective "Inferior".
Nearby Word: inferiority
Synonyms for Inferior

Things that words describes

power inadequate power inferior power
performance inadequate performance inferior performance
man inadequate man inferior man
job inadequate job inferior job
Other nouns: system, army, equipment, speed, replacement, clone, forces, materials, skills, abilities.
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