Synonyms of inadequate in English:

inadequate


See definition of inadequate

adjective

1‘inadequate water supplies’

SYNONYMS

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

rare exiguous

ANTONYMS

adequate, sufficient

2‘inadequate staff’

SYNONYMS

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

impotent, powerless

informal not up to snuff, lousy

British informal duff, not much cop, no great shakes

vulgar slang half-arsed

ANTONYMS

competent