how to pronounce inadequacy


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the above transcription of inadequacy is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

inadequacy is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of inadequacy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… is because of an inadequacy of …”

meanings of inadequacy


  1. A lack of competence or ability.
  2. The state of being inadequate.
  3. A shortage of required material.

inadequacy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word inadequacy occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics inadequacy can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that inadequacy can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to inadequacy


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