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1‘inadequate water supplies’
insufficient, not enough, deficient, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, sparse, too little, too few, short, in short supply
paltry, meagre, niggardly
skimpy, sketchy, incomplete, restricted, limited
informal measly, pathetic, piddling
incompetent, incapable, unsatisfactory, not good enough, no good, found wanting, not up to scratch, lacking, leaving much to be desired, unfit, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, unskilful, inexpert, inept, unproficient, amateurish, substandard, poor, bad, hopeless, useless, inferior
informal not up to snuff, lousy
British informal duff, not much cop, no great shakes
vulgar slang half-arsed
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