Inadequate and Short


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Inadequate adjective – Not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need.
Usage example: an inadequate amount of food on hand for so many unexpected guests

Short is a synonym for inadequate in insufficient topic. In some cases you can use "Short" instead an adjective "Inadequate", when it comes to topics like amount, big, defective, lacking. popular alternative
Nearby Words: inadequacy, inadequately
Synonyms for Inadequate


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Short adjective – Not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need.
Usage example: regrettably, the art supplies are short this year, so you'll have to share

Inadequate is a synonym for short in scarce topic. You can use "Inadequate" instead an adjective "Short", if it concerns topics such as property, amount, big, insufficient. popular alternative
Nearby Words: shorten, shortened, shortage, shortness, shorted
Synonyms for Short

Things that words describes

girl inadequate girl short girl
man inadequate man short man
description inadequate description short description
supply inadequate supply short supply
Other nouns: time, bit, game, nothing, shorts.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / Franco-Prussian War Red Shirt Army: This is what the contemporaries thought of the Prussian Army, which was made up largely of short term conscripts whose training was deemed inadequate.
  • Important Haircut Played for laughs in Ménage à 3, as when Didi comes out mistakes inadequate sexual partners as a sign that she is gay she immediately declares that she must now cut her hair short.
  • Not So Stoic In Final Fantasy VIII, Squall Leonhart starts out as The Stoic, but his stoicism breaks down spectactularly as his coping mechanisms prove increasingly inadequate, starting with the short meltdown he has over the way people talk about Seifer after his supposed death.
    Source: Not So Stoic
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