[in-ad-i-kwit] /ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt/

not or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
Psychiatry. ineffectual in response to emotional, social, intellectual, and physical demands in the absence of any obvious mental or physical deficiency.
not adequate; insufficient
not capable or competent; lacking

1670s; see in- (1) “not, opposite of” + adequate. Related: Inadequately.


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