in·ad·e·quate /-ɪkwət/ 形容詞
In·ad·e·quate a. Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
-- In*ad*e*quate*ly, adv. -- In*ad*e*quate*ness, n.
adj 1: (sometimes followed by `to') not meeting the requirements
especially of a task; "inadequate training"; "the
staff was inadequate"; "she was inadequate to the job"
2: not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a
poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food
is in short supply"; "short on experience" [syn: poor, short]