Translation of inadequate in Spanish:

inadequate

insuficiente, adj.

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈædɪkwət//ɪnˈadɪkwət/

adjective

  • 1

    (resources/supply/measures) insuficiente
    (measures/resources/supply) inadecuado
    the sum set aside was inadequate la suma que se había destinado era insuficiente / inadecuada
    • My Italian was too inadequate to thank her properly yet I owe her a great and undeclared debt.
    • The National Assembly's system of passing legislation has proved inadequate.
    • The system appears to be inadequate for the present requirements of the village.
    • Evidence also exists that the quality of such care in hospitals and general practices is inadequate.
    • We accused her of giving inadequate funding to our schools but when we requested an interview she declined.
    • They may be applying diplomatic pressure behind the scenes, but there comes a time when that is inadequate.
    • This was followed by inadequate nursing care, long waiting times and poor communication.
    • In the light of the potential challenge, this is an inadequate response.
    • He claims parking facilities are inadequate and signposting of wards is poor.
    • Governmental oversight of the private operation has been regularly criticised as inadequate.
    • This has resulted in people having to drive there and try to leave their vehicles in a totally inadequate parking area.
    • We all know that the state pension is probably inadequate for most working people.
    • He said government funding was inadequate and had failed to keep up with rising costs.
    • Those children that are taken into care join a system that is inadequate to meet their needs.
    • They said the new homes would overlook existing homes, and complained there was inadequate parking.
    • However the quality of the studies was inadequate and more research is needed.
    • Safety precautions were inadequate on a building site where a joiner fell eight feet and broke his back.
    • Whatever plans that were in place to deal with such a natural disaster have proven inadequate.
    • The security procedure at St Augustine's clearly is inadequate and must be improved urgently.
    • Most burn centres are situated in large cities and are inadequate for the high incidence of injuries.
  • 2

    (person) inepto
    (person) incompetente
    she felt inadequate (in general) sentía que no estaba a la altura de las circunstancias
    • At the same time, he felt inadequate to the task of measuring up to either parent's expectations.
    • The power to make and break little lives can sometimes make people feel inadequate and uncomfortable.
    • Roland, Gabriel and I had been prepared for this battle, but still we were inadequate.
    • Valentine's day may be a conspiracy to make single people feel inadequate.