Inadequacy



[in-ad-i-kwuh-see] /ɪnˈæd ɪ kwə si/

noun, plural inadequacies for 2.
1.
Also, inadequateness
[in-ad-i-kwit-nis] /ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt nɪs/ (Show IPA). the state or condition of being ; insufficiency.
2.
something ; defect:
The plan has many inadequacies.
n.

1764, from inadequate + -cy. Related: Inadequacies.

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