how to pronounce inadequate


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the above transcription of inadequate 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.

inadequate is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… that was deeply inadequate and so i i …”

meaning of inadequate

Inadequate means not enough or not good enough.

inadequate frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word inadequate occurs in english on average 5.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics inadequate 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 inadequate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to inadequate


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