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inadequacy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinadequacyin‧ad‧e‧qua‧cy /ɪnˈædəkwəsi/ AWL noun (plural inadequacies) 🔊 🔊 1 FEEL HAPPY/FRIGHTENED/BORED ETC[uncountable] a feeling that you are not as good, clever, skilled etc as other people 🔊 Unemployment can cause feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.2 [uncountable]GOOD ENOUGH the fact of not being good enough in quality, ability, size etc for a particular purposeinadequacy of 🔊 the inadequacy of local health care3 [countable usually plural]FAULT/something WRONG a fault or weakness 🔊 I’m quite aware of my own inadequacies.
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inadequacyDespite its many inadequacies, it gives us some picture of Sussex life as the Normans strengthened their hold.To them, it was a game, and those two had very large feelings of inadequacy.My father teased me mercilessly to compensate for his own feelings of inadequacy.He projected significant feelings of inadequacy.Essentially, all these blocks to communication and self-expression are to do with feelings of inadequacy, and poor self-image.However, allowing credit to turn into debt is still viewed as a result of inadequacy or recklessness on the part of the individual.Parents were complaining about the school's inadequacies.The issue is further complicated by the lack of agreement on what constitutes illness and by the inadequacy of data.The inadequacy of communications cut Nice off from its hinterland, and condemned the entire county to poverty.The inadequacy of funding for child care and health coverage will manifest itself before long.feelings of inadequacyShe's sent a letter to her sister Bernadine talking of her feelings of inadequacy.To them, it was a game, and those two had very large feelings of inadequacy.It was not easy for him to come to grips with the pain of his own feelings of inadequacy.Perhaps not, but plenty of people have sought power as compensation for their own feelings of inadequacy.He projected significant feelings of inadequacy.Unproductive feelings of inadequacy hinder your behaviour in a variety of ways.Essentially, all these blocks to communication and self-expression are to do with feelings of inadequacy, and poor self-image.Your feelings of inadequacy are always triggered by some external event or happening.inadequacy ofthe inadequacy of America's health-care system
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