1 [C, U] (instance or example of) being inadequate 不充分; 不足; 不胜任
*the inadequacy of our resources 我们资源的不足
* realize one's personal inadequacy 认识自己的不足.
2 [C] fault or failing; weakness 毛病; 缺陷; 弱点
*the inadequacies of the present voting system 现行选举制度的弊病.
a feeling that you are not as good, clever, skilled etc as other people
Unemployment can cause feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.
the fact of not being good enough in quality, ability, size etc for a particular purpose
the inadequacy of local health care
[C usually plural]
a fault or weakness
I'm quite aware of my own inadequacies.