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Inadequately is a member of the word family adequate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the adverb inadequately

What does inadequately mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in an inadequate manner or to an inadequate degree
    • example: the temporary camps were inadequately equipped
    • antonym: adequately

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

Vol. 1- by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

First, feeling inadequately accepted by other people promotes a number of aversive emotions (such as sadness, anxiety, and anger), as well as dysfunctional interpersonal behaviors such as derogating other people and interpersonal aggression. Such reactions have been demonstrated in response to shortterm rejections in laboratory experiments and also are more common among people with histories of rejection, who tend to be depressed, anxious, hostile, and aggressive.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

These pores they may either exactly fill, or but inadequately. Boyle. INA'DEQUATENEss.3% m. s. [from ...

Google previewMehri Lexicon (2012)

by T. M. Johnstone

to have a space left uncovered; to have o's limbs uncovered, be inadequately covered (by o's clothes, etc.); to give insufficient cover. C xé, (house ) to be empty; ...

Google previewSexually Transmitted Disease: An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues [2 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues by Jill Ann Grimes MD, Lori Apffel Smith MD, Kristyn Fagerberg MD

Inadequately protected intercourse might include failure of an appropriately used contraceptive, for example, condom breakage or leakage, IUD expulsion or removal during mid-cycle, dislodgement of cervical cap or diaphragm, or mistimed fertility awareness. Inconsistent use of contraceptive methods, including missing more than one oral contraceptive pill in the first week of the cycle, or missing more than two pills during weeks two or three of the cycle, would also be appropriate ...

Google previewThe Gentlemlen's Lexicon; Or, A Pocket Dictionary, Containing Nearly Every Work in the English Language (1835)

Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools by William Grimshaw

inadequately. INoijo adj. § to be admitted. adv. inadmissibly: s. inadmissibility, pl. inadmissibilities. INADVERTENCE, INADVER'- TENCY. s. Negligence, inattention. pl. inadveriences, inadvertencies: adj. inadvertent: adv. unadvertently. [NAMORATO. s. One in love; one loved by another. INA'NE. adj. Empty, void. s. inanity, pl. inanities, inanition. INANIMATE. adj. Void of life; without animation. s. inanimation : adj. Inanimately.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (2013)

by Marc Bekoff, Carron A. Meaney

For example, some researchers have speculated that AIDS was transferred to the human population through an inadequately screened ...

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Scrabble value of I1N1A1D2E1Q10U1A1T1E1L1Y4

The value of this 12-letter word is 25 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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