Synonym of inadequate

Alternative for inadequate

Adjective

Not enough in size, amount or degree
insufficient deficient poor meagre scarce short sparse limited scant incomplete insubstantial measly restricted weak inconsiderable low paltry inappreciable incommensurate meager miserly scanty sketchy skimpy bare exiguous feeble lame laughable pathetic shy barren depleted derisory junk lacking parsimonious piddling spare stunted thin dry failing small stinted unproductive not enough too few too little bush-league in short supply wanting negligible slight stingy little light slender slim sparing skimp tenuous miserable minimal flimsy trifling modest unfinished imperfect bitty patchy defective puny hand-to-mouth beggarly superficial unsatisfactory insignificant faulty tiny fragmentary rare scrappy scrimpy pitiful trivial lean thin on the ground shallow perfunctory reduced at a premium unsubstantial tight rudimentary unconvincing bereft few partial implausible nominal finite few and far between hard to come by shabby destitute shoddy minimum diminished infrequent inconsequential frail too small too little too late hard to find disappointing lamentable unpolished like gold dust sporadic not to be had not to be had for love nor money inferior cursory unbelievable flawed missing outline impaired substandard unsound mean scrimp contemptible inconceivable incredible unpersuasive hasty unsufficient second-rate needing mingy hurried devoid diminutive drained narrow hardly any piecemeal low on short on frugal scattered needed rough short of slipshod thinning barely sufficient crude little or no fragile uncritical depthless part not up to scratch half-baked occasional shortened leaving much to be desired incoherent fragmented fractional dispersed thinly distributed airy seldom met with lousy marginal penurious incidental ungenerous unqualified broad-brush confined petty infinitesimal picayune nugatory piffling minus unfitted incapable unample incompetent undermanned under strength thumbnail circumscribed defined definite determinate measured basic close imperceptible wispy little bitty smallish out of dwindling mediocre skeletal lacking in detail on the small side cut set ineffectual faint scrubby uncommon coming up short lowly delimited truncated threatened seldom semioccasional base ordinary subnormal not hacking it run-down transparent diffuse not much not making it short-handed strapped for pushed for frivolous threadbare disjointed at a low level unsatisfying unacceptable improbable untenable questionable vapid with an insufficiency of inept baseless puerile ungrounded fallacious false groundless illogical controvertible inane unreasonable assailable wishful weakly scarcer than hen's teeth absent not good enough exhaustible inquorate subtle flat mere unrefined not up to standard bodger not acceptable unfruitful infertile omitted empty cooked gone away unfulfilled bankrupt deprived less untidy unsystematic uneven disorganized weak-kneed casual not up to par burned out below par in default cut off desultory out of gas undeveloped undone abridged not up to expectations not much cop passing slapdash inconsistent disconnected half-pie unaccomplished qualified unexecuted unconsidered patchwork disorganised vague inchoate rude not total broken expurgated underdone unconsummated immature unwhole curtailed under construction not whole not entire garbled nodding rapid rushed token trite offhand duff unsuitable unworthy thrown together inattentive fleeting quick unassembled unequal underprovided undersupplied injured amiss damaged marred imprecise fuzzy flash summary insincere feigning second string second fiddle outta gas found wanting third string provisional not make it cobbled together woolly wooly introductory preliminary coarse unclear hazy not cut out for surface-level on the back of an envelope

Adjective

(of a person) Unable to deal with a situation or with life
incapable incompetent ineffective ineffectual inept lacking unfit inefficient inexpert unproficient amateurish unequal unsatisfactory unskilful deficient hopeless impotent inferior lousy substandard unqualified useless wanting bad imperfect inapt poor powerless defective duff faulty pathetic unfitted weak no good not good enough not much cop not up to scratch not up to snuff leaving much to be desired not much chop no great shakes unskilled unskillful inexperienced amateur unable untrained inefficacious not up to unequipped feeble not equal to bungling unprofessional disqualified raw inproficient clumsy worthless not cut out for ineligible insufficient lacking ability cack-handed unsuitable cowboy a dead loss unhandy awkward unsuccessful feckless hamstrung inexpedient counterproductive lame green ham-fisted unapt unprepared blundering ill-equipped nonprofessional untaught unpractised bush-league incapacitated dilettante dilettantish jackleg not up to it careless untalented not cut out unqualified for incapable of incompetent at rotten bum inadept unworkmanlike loser inoperative negligent suboptimal subpar floundering unschooled skill-less not strong enough low-powered insufficiently powered unpracticed uneducated uninitiated helpless maladroit unadapted can't hack it can't cut it manual unaccomplished unversed menial labouring unreliable undependable untrained for unable to do something out of one's element can't make the grade less capable non-qualified bush unable to do something for toffee not have it out to lunch undeveloped laboring blue-collar asymmetrical not prepared inadequate for insufficient for unfitted for not qualified for found wanting in unsuited to slapdash losing dependent frail naive uncool butterfingers vulnerable unsuited unequal to the task shoddy sloppy slipshod underpowered bumbling second-rate out of your depth crude not know one's arse from one's elbow ignorant nonexpert slack immoral unfitting wrong dishonourable dishonorable incompatible half-baked inappropriate unseemly hapless not qualified slovenly disorganized extravagant prodigal shooting blanks improficient improvident talentless disorganised cold unwary unsuspecting couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery unstudied uncultivated unpolished without finesse lacking finesse unready barred banned disallowed unentitled botched ham-handed fumbled heavy-handed butterfingered all thumbs improper untoward infelicitous perverse malapropos inapposite all fingers and thumbs unacceptable unbefitting objectionable inapplicable undesirable unworthy not designed ineligible for ill-suited unequipped for unprepared for ill-adapted ill-suited to unsuitable for inappropriate to not designed for ill-adapted to

Adjective

Meager or little in amount
tiny meager meagre little reduced trivial minimal derisory insignificant insufficient negligible nominal paltry pathetic minor unimportant inappreciable inconsequential nugatory petty pitiful trifling measly piddling piffling minimum poxy mingy miserable exiguous fractional inconsiderable infinitesimal lean marginal modest ordinary picayune piddly scant scanty scarce sparing sparse subnormal ungenerous worthless insubstantial deficient token base beggarly dinky limited low lowly shabby skimpy stingy small slight minute miserly mean nickel-and-dime niggling puny footling Mickey Mouse pimping chicken peanut no-account pitiable contemptible de minimis lousy wretched sorry poor of no consequence of no importance minuscule incidental fiddling of no account ridiculous foolish small-fry frivolous not worth mentioning laughable insulting ludicrous not worth bothering about preposterous risible absurd outrageous imperceptible silly despicable short slender restricted mere valueless lamentable sad irrelevant of little account shoestring perfunctory hollow unsubstantial frugal superficial mild inferior humble symbolic subsidiary peripheral scrimpy dismal empty meaningless useless diminished of no value neglectable ignorable toytown pettifogging unconsiderable woeful insipid not enough twopenny-halfpenny very small narrow trashy set ineffectual unconsequential common shoddy sleazy wanting lacking few cockamamie comical cockamamy derisive farcical dwindling immaterial inessential non-essential of little importance lightweight of no moment of little consequence small-bore no biggie casual neither here nor there light of no significance small-time all the same runt not worth speaking of inappropriate small potatoes wimpy big zero two bit shrimp unconsidered entry level pointless shallow nonessential idle flimsy unnecessary trite penny-ante secondary time-wasting frothy second-rate nothing lesser senseless diminutive vain inane zero zilch puerile extraneous flighty two-bit low-ranking microscopic purportless beside the point of no great concern of no merit twopenny hair-splitting impractical fussy loitering jejune idling vapid banal niggly hairsplitting nondescript bush-league obscure smalltime minor-league uncelebrated unessential of minor importance of little import no big deal no big thing undemanding unintellectual fatuous flippant unhelpful purposeless empty-headed without depth featherweight imponderous failing incompetent tinpot zip null indifferent giddy lightheaded goofy scatterbrained ditsy light-headed harebrained dizzy futile featherbrained birdbrained yeasty light-minded ditzy undersized no great shakes frilly lacking substance pint-sized stunted frail weak feeble dwarfish underfed pygmy weakly lighthearted everyday fun size sickly underdeveloped commonplace undernourished wanky Lilliputian undeveloped undersize pocket-sized pocket delicate half-pint pocket-size shrimpy pint-size toylike fine fragile smallish bantam momentary atomic skin-deep evanescent vanishing weedy unproductive diddly barren peewee wee unsound scrawny infirm too little too late rinky-dink small time

Adjective

Characterized by low quality or standard
poor substandard bad deficient defective faulty imperfect inferior mediocre abject appalling abysmal atrocious awful terrible dismal dreadful unsatisfactory low-grade second-rate third-rate jerry-built shoddy crude tinny trashy rubbishy miserable wretched disappointing lamentable deplorable pitiful insufficient unacceptable execrable frightful crummy dire bum diabolical rotten sad tatty tenth-rate ropy duff rubbish pants feeble shabby valueless weak worthless grotty crumby dissatisfactory lame lousy suboptimal subpar common craptacular cheap cheapjack cheesy coarse gimcrack junky schlock schlocky sleazy trumpery direful egregious middling lacking bargain-basement cut-rate el cheapo a load of pants less-than-stellar under par below average below par low-rent below standard not up to scratch not up to standard weak sauce pathetic useless paltry sorry hopeless poxy wanting woeful laughable ineffective ineffectual unsound punk chronic pitiable low-quality not up to snuff disgraceful horrible contemptible very bad flawed disagreeable bush-league nasty junk second-class God-awful two-bit futile off abominable wrong lemon base inept pits fruitless incompetent wack unsuccessful bush profitless not much cop dime-a-dozen average subnormal vain tawdry sucky shocking unavailing unproductive low not up to much unsuitable offensive not up to par dodgy sub-par displeasing shameful cruddy unprofitable inefficacious indifferent ordinary bootless leaving much to be desired unexceptional pedestrian poor-quality distressing unworthy sour no good bodger disastrous inefficient abortive godawful horrendous pointless flimsy non-successful mean poorer downmarket amateurish nugatory meagre empty tacky low-end barren meager to no avail odious hack ill thin despicable the pits good-for-nothing déclassé grubby hideous ratty to no effect damaged impaired limited failed amiss unpleasant regrettable otiose cheap and nasty idle scurvy unfructuous insubstantial distasteful intolerable trifling repulsive undesirable gross calamitous tinhorn grievous careless impotent broken unfortunate inutile unfit incomplete not good enough from hunger a dead loss repugnant vile grim unable negligible bungling insignificant piddling scandalous sickening foul noisome obscene obnoxious hellacious scummy dirty scabby unconvincing loathsome horrid unsatisfying stinking half-baked beastly in vain inappropriate half-pie powerless objectionable trivial cheapo cheapie unimpressive ghastly no great shakes naff scant dud Sisyphean negligent anticlimactic implausible to no purpose null warped for nought failing blemished inoperative unfruitful two a penny tame a dime a dozen indecisive marred fallible out of order piss-poor transparent invalid heartbreaking puny unspeakable shallow petty hollow measly mournful outrageous rancid repellant repellent revolting disgusting nauseating abhorrent evil fulsome noxious ugly nauseous unpleasing sneaking wanky catastrophic yucky dishonourable dishonorable rueful inexpert affecting strictly for the birds inconsiderable impermissible inadmissible insufferable damnable meretricious incorrect for the birds derisory dubious questionable of a sort purposeless counterproductive silly improper very poor kitsch scroungy malfunctioning unreliable pinchbeck tattered Brummagem brassy cracked garbage of no avail god-awful sketchy inexact second rate forceless withered entry-level no dice sick frail injured tainted spineless neutralized bottom-rung of poor quality void broken-down rinky-dink botched unable to do something for toffee dime-store not okay not satisfying defeasible neutralised innocuous run-down twopenny-halfpenny of low quality not worth the candle slovenly desperate commonplace wet dissatisfying end-of-the-pier unskilful tricky suspect stupid unwelcome harmful short dilapidated excruciating second-best phony unhappy disturbing disconcerting disquieting low quality unlikely unrewarding second class reduced detestable melancholy ropey impuissant merciful shlocky unsightly sordid godforsaken seedy shlock gruesome icky grody little flat unstable sickly weakly doubtful uncool minimal well below par bungled without success phoney incredible sparing restricted inappreciable cataclysmic uncomfortable unpersuasive flabby faltering blameworthy downer overwhelming bummer unbearable horrifying dolorous afflictive opprobrious run down hateful incapable not cutting it unpopular troublesome hard to believe inproficient unproficient ridiculous absurd ludicrous foolish-looking tragic poorly cheap-jack down at heel leaving a lot to be desired iffy unavailable emasculate slack-spined no go no way not effective moving compassionate afflicted stirring beggarly joyless commiserative tearful arousing suffering piteous sorrowful heartrending distressed touching comfortless cheerless unable to do something to save one's life undistinguished uninspired ailing less than ideal hard to swallow ill-suited unsuited from hell minor-league minor league small potatoes under-strength unseemly inaccurate not proper unadvantageous not oneself inconsistent off-form incompatible inapt under the weather insupportable exceptionable in poor condition fallacious imprecise erroneous off-color reprehensible exhausted impractical unreasonable unsaleable unsellable found wanting not acceptable bereft too little distorted condemnable scurrilous indefensible stinky out irremediable scratched partial torn deformed inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject on a treadmill save one's breath ruthful unfinished patchy immature underwhelming undeveloped rudimentary not on poor quality not cricket beyond the pale won't do over the fence not quite the done thing in a state of disrepair vicious faultful bottom-of-barrel disfigured not functioning minus not working few bugs meaningless debased rank unretentive contradictory adulterated awry false malformed blamable confused leaky maimed incoherent unfulfilling no use bathetic uninteresting inconsequential senseless disillusioning hamstrung inexpedient feckless banal unimportant no-good chaffy nickel-and-dime unusable of no benefit bogus nothing sterile waste ignoble abandoned unessential null and void invertebrate falling short slipshod crippled not all it's cracked up to be not worth a hill of beans harrowing upsetting distressful unlucky unfavourable ignominious ruinous unfavorable gloomy wicked tragical unpalatable unsavoury doleful forlorn unsavory adverse gut-wrenching loathly inopportune heart-rending disgustful devastating squalid degenerate unfair bitter harsh untoward depressing agonizing unpropitious filthy disreputable low-down infelicitous black yukky unlovely uncongenial scungy out of line ill-fated agonising grungy ill-advised plaintive heinous vulgar traumatic saddening desolate painful alarming malodorous destructive cursed unwanted illegal cruel fetid putrid awkward hapless destitute discreditable unsportsmanlike low-minded ill-starred poignant festy hellish yucko unscrupulous fatal foetid unprincipled immoral underhanded sick-making off-putting deceitful grave unethical inauspicious serious horrific too bad deadly bleak cataclysmal nefarious sombre hostile tear-jerking sneaky deceptive solemn somber unappetizing ruined censurable damaging monstrous anguished rude fateful crippling dark unbecoming forbidding grisly shattering disheartening snide luckless hurtful frightening nightmarish smelly forsaken doomed unprosperous acrid skanky polluted mephitic jinxed in a bad way out of luck pongy whiffy despisable currish smudged bedraggled befouled smutty miasmal sullied bemired dusty unclean uncleanly draggled grimy funky muddy stained mucky besmirched blackened niffy dingy begrimed soiled olid poison unholy ungodly rough meanspirited on the nose disdainable disrespectful malicious malevolent undesired thoughtless untimely shameless critical callous degraded disadvantageous dreary excessive crying unpromising dishonest damning malignant depraved indecent crass graceless too much over-the-top drab parlous tremendous degrading sullen morose drear slimy outcast extremely bad perturbing vexatious unsettling crooked annoying to be pitied galling severe unsought agitating not the done thing hard-hearted a bit much fearful irretrievable unnerving foul-smelling evil-smelling macabre lurid crushing discouraging depressive impoverished sepulchral indigent glum tormenting scary fearsome terrifying dejected afflicting underhand intimidating formidable ominous shady redoubtable bodeful hair-raising spine-chilling terrific savage raunchy nerve-racking off-colour crook off colour out of sorts stricken shattered burdened pained troubled star-crossed desolating dislikable stark irregular indiscreet blithering worst heart-wrenching out of bounds dangerous rebarbative pressing crucial rejected flaming grieving low-life blue urgent extreme small derisible blah ill-chosen narrow-minded excluded uninvited disconsolate agonized risky precarious acute hazardous perilous infernal accursed confounded drastic unkind not good not the best diddly bad news troubling annihilatory devastative tortured racked agonised spiteful dread gnarly ill-favoured unjustifiable inexcusable discomforting worrisome irksome footling sinistrous baneful baleful portentous exigent very unpleasant stressful daunting torturous despondent unwished for unwished-for stupefying oppressing fierce scowling villainous scarring ill-omened ill-boding discomposing humourless humorless difficult sober irritating mortifying pernicious blighting earth-shattering messy heartstopping lethal mortal beseeching imploring commiserable entreating supplicating not wanted ill-favored regretful hairy worrying fraught sedate troublous unendurable startling staggering stunning astonishing grewsome bewildering amazing nightmare lowest of the low rock-bottom the dumps demoralizing extremely upsetting demoralising deathly unfriendly surprising derogatory discourteous uncharitable unbefitting insensitive glaring fraudulent concerning irredeemable provocative impertinent impudent affronting insolent inconsiderate corrupt funereal morbid treacherous unsporting crafty tactless indecorous injudicious humble servile slavish menial dreich lugubrious saturnine injurious cowardly ungentlemanly double-dealing wounding provoking slighting insulting nail-biting heart-breaking nerve-wracking a pity sunless plutonian tenebrous lonesome elegiacal tenebrific elegiac not quite the thing sly cunning devious wily heartless good-for-naught no-count meritless no-account tough detrimental vindictive Machiavellian cheating shifty conniving designing calculating guileful Cimmerian poverty-stricken uncivil vexing impolite unmannerly unfeeling uncaring coldhearted unsympathetic illegitimate inequitable shrewd unlawful deceiving unsportsmanly cold-blooded barbarous despiteful not nice sadistic inhumane ill-natured malign catty brutal inhuman virulent inimical grovelling humiliated subservient meek groveling deferent hangdog self-effacing knavish slick scheming undue ill-considered ill-timed illicit hard catastrophal ill-gotten Janus-faced below the belt against the rules

Adjective

Lacking strength of character
feeble incompetent ineffective inefficient weak chicken-livered cowardly craven faint-hearted indecisive ineffectual lily-livered pigeon-hearted spineless spiritless timid timorous fearful soft unassertive chicken gutless insufficient pathetic sissified sissy weak-kneed wet wimpy wishy-washy yellow yellow-bellied candy-assed insignificant lame poor-spirited effete nerveless frail milk-and-water wimpish weakling namby-pamby characterless useless weakened invertebrate impotent inept limp-wristed pusillanimous irresolute shrinking recreant unheroic chicken-hearted wussy weedy boneless poltroon quaking dastardly trembling submissive cowering chickenhearted milk-livered vacillating apprehensive fainthearted insipid abject scared frightened nervous silly foolish afraid drippy weak-willed daft vapid pithless jejune mousy diffident nerdy caitiff wavering unmanly lacking courage hesitant anxious jittery panicky pigeonhearted cowed dismayed mousey skittish tremulous shy soppy innocuous epicene coward simpering colourless mean-spirited snowflake swishy niddering poltroonish weak-minded colorless limp bland half-hearted milksoppish ignoble persuasible infirm impressionable doubtful persuadable compliant low deceitful offensive unprincipled treacherous unethical sneaking tricky easily frightened dishonourable dishonorable cringing afraid of one's own shadow listless sapless flavorless languid flavourless mediocre watered-down enervated dull biddable feeble-minded meek reticent self-effacing cringey white-livered sookie capricious gentle browbeaten bullied unassured intimidated Milquetoast daunted tentative shaky unnerved reluctant base doubting wary suspicious retiring cowhearted backward worthless chary easily led unconfident having cold feet running scared paper tiger no guts having the willies distrustful fearsome unsure squeamish forceless without a will of your own afraid of one's shadow

Adjective

Inferior or unimpressive in nature, especially in comparison
pale inferior feeble poor weak insipid bland flat puny vapid lackluster lacklustre lame tame uninspired ineffective ineffectual spiritless unimaginative unimpressive pathetic lifeless anemic anaemic bloodless etiolated wishy-washy half-hearted dull soft subdued pallid vigourless impotent powerless halfhearted enervated dim faint muted wan gloomy hazy unsubstantial insubstantial badly lit poorly lit boring tedious dry banal prosaic stale characterless trite wearisome uninteresting jejune unexciting uninspiring drab stupid pointless tired lustreless monotonous commonplace limp run-of-the-mill colourless tiresome humdrum pedestrian sterile namby-pamby ho-hum milk-and-water hackneyed watery barren prosy hacky weariful driveling arid mild nothing drivelling nebbish mundane common or garden colorless innocuous inane beige corny fatuous plain dry as dust vacuous tenuous blah slight dreary stodgy slow tiring heavy leaden stuffy routine mind-numbing ponderous old drudging weary jading ordinary dead monochromatic wearying numbing unremarkable dusty uneventful nondescript flavourless flavorless common tasteless unvaried bromidic ho hum vanilla mediocre unstimulating featureless torpid undistinguished workaday listless repetitious soulless apathetic zestless draggy unexceptional everyday inoffensive quotidian gray grey thin indifferent samey unoriginal unanimated unappetizing savourless wooden antiseptic unmemorable zero derivative as dry as dust watered-down nowhere stiff languid dull as dishwater passionless unpalatable plodding neutral usual effete empty platitudinous frail unchanging conventional wimpy vacant soporific unvarying unsavory big yawn deadly pabulum plain vanilla unobjectionable dullsville dreich matter-of-fact spineless stereotyped expressionless lethargic unsavoury run of the mill spiceless anodyne average wimpish threadbare unadventurous sickly nothing to write home about wet uniform undistinctive weakling limp-wristed emotionless invertebrate weakened weak-kneed sluggish nerveless lusterless irksome middle-of-the-road stock uninterested well-worn mechanical monochrome fatiguing depressing ornery sapless savorless washed out unentertaining unenjoyable tepid toneless distasteful yawnsome lacking variety unflavoured worn-out unexceptionable lacking excitement lacking interest old hat harmless unappealing unfeeling blank non-stimulating cold weedy waterish lackadaisical interminable overworked institutional moth-eaten hack pasty plebeian safe unresponsive hollow uncreative overused derived uninventive sallow unromantic unemotional inexpressive predictable wussy nerdy clichéd quiet peaky white waxen ashen-faced watered down flat tire normal unnoteworthy antiquated indecisive deadpan dull as ditchwater outdated desolate outmoded ashen peakish typical archaic obsolete defunct out of date lacking vitality prolix damp elementary bog-standard dismal unspirited lacking variation unrelieved simple unembellished unadorned light-coloured whitish milky lymphatic peely-wally white-bread soul-destroying cliché-ridden timeworn repetitive deadening passé downcast worn out light-colored garden-variety no great shakes played out out of the ark a dime a dozen like death warmed up washy usual thing familiar long-winded bummer drag cloying drear bomb second-rate washed-out smooth sombre somber peaceful gentle unoffending laboured clinical irresolute static stilted mindless unimpressed unmoved heavy-handed yawn unartistic droning bleak dowdy crude meagre simplistic meager unenthusiastic laborious least Milquetoast unfateful noneventful inconclusive cautious overlong sleepy not up to much day-to-day circumspect disinterested casual unenthused blasé passive labored forced depressed indistinct unsentimental unvarnished unpoetic nitty-gritty literal terrestrial factual clear customary banausic regular null phoned in mat unexpressive matte unexcited dulled wavering cowardly vacillating prudent unlively unpassioned raw dispiriting wintry wintery sorrowful oppressive windy dragging enervating mortal exhausting poky snooze two-dimensional square uninflected inedible chary treadmill monotone garden variety endless nonchalant unseasoned whitebread blind attentive slothful spent vigorless languorous energyless backward uneatable uninviting timid stagnant backwoods comatose warmed-up unenergetic gingerly considerate careful heedful wary calculating off-putting unpleasant unattractive disagreeable lacking in character lead balloon deadly dull one-horse conservative long-drawn-out shopworn cliche obligatory warmed-over musty hackney cobwebby formulaic passable low-grade so-so stereotypical old-fashioned behind the times dead-and-alive cliché regimented unenterprising extinct past out-of-date bent foetid mawkish fetid yesterday's out leery antediluvian insignificant superannuated mainstream insensitive hoary diluted governmental utilitarian corporate functional rudimentary ugly gone off past their sell-by date like a dinosaur frigid glazed lacking energy unimposing nothing special boiled down without punch antwacky time-worn fuddy-duddy cut and dried numb dispassionate impassive unsympathetic inert simpering standard issue benumbed callous numbed stony asleep inhuman generic garden lukewarm glassy senseless anesthetized boneless indistinctive faceless noncommittal bog standard paralyzed still anaesthetized paralysed blending into the background folksy humble inelaborate pure and simple unpretentious normophilic homely uncluttered unornamented austere rustic your basic modest unostentatious uncomplicated unelaborate clean undecorated candy-assed

Adjective

Out of proportion (in size, degree or extent) with something else
incommensurate insufficient disproportionate excessive inordinate unequal unfair incommensurable inequitable undue unreasonable disproportionate to at odds with lacking parity not appropriate for not in proportion to not proportional out of proportion to uncalled for out of keeping with out of line relatively too large for relatively too small for uneven unbalanced irregular unsymmetrical nonsymmetrical top-heavy too much superfluous inconsistent disparate overbalanced lopsided asymmetric not appropriate to not commensurate with out of proportion asymmetrical off-balance crooked askew awry distorted misshapen unstable out of true unjust out of shape squint one-sided tilting skewed off-centre skew tilted aslant slanted sloping malformed warped twisted misproportioned cockeyed ill-proportioned contorted unsteady ill-shaped skew-whiff disproportional wonky cock-eyed thrawn to one side not uniform not parallel ill-matched misaligned nonsymmetric dissymetrical unsymmetric dissymetric random formless odd agley gibbous squiffy biased prejudiced unproportionate inequal overloaded imbalanced cumbersome lacking correspondence not proportionate shaky wobbly lacking treacherous tottering bulky overweight deformed not balanced out of whack not even differing grotesque unidentical unalike dissimilar unlike ugly wry monstrous crippled disfigured ungainly abnormal unshapely unsightly hunchbacked bent bandy ill-made shapeless serrate remaining jerky spasmodic harsh asperous mismatched unlevel spotty fitful discrepant unsmooth scabrous notched mangled buckled blemished bowed damaged curved disjointed marred not matching not flat not level amorphous unaligned non-uniform off-center oblique atilt slanting crazy tipping listing off-kilter pitched cock-a-hoop skewwhiff slantwise unevenly balanced inclinatory leaning off balance out of plumb

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Lacking in accuracy or truth
invalid unsound false untrue fallacious inaccurate wrong baseless unconvincing weak faulty ill-founded illogical irrational spurious unfounded unsubstantiated untenable unwarranted groundless unjustified unreasonable unscientific absurd erroneous foundationless illegitimate inconsequent inconsequential inconsistent incorrect inexact nonrational nonvalid off out preposterous unreasoning unsupported untruthful bogus off target wrongly inferred illegal mad off beam reasonless sophistic unreasoned unsustainable way out wide of the mark full of holes not working implausible questionable improbable dubious unbelievable unpersuasive incredible doubtful unlikely flimsy suspect feeble lame unsatisfactory inconceivable specious fantastic poor far-fetched fishy thin pathetic unimpressive unrealistic fanciful fantastical incredulous uncompelling tenuous unthinkable trifling unimaginable strained unconceivable remote ponderous transparent ineffectual shallow forced laboured vague flawed difficult to believe half-baked cock-and-bull not convincing beyond belief labored scarcely credible strange hard to swallow hard to believe hard to take full of it nonsensical inconclusive contradictory nebulous ludicrous farfetched incongruous hollow sketchy unsupportable shaky irreconcilable puzzling obscure senseless impossible indefensible reachy vain airy fatuous nutty wacky slight problematic off the wall won't hold water won't wash self-contradictory unjustifiable uncorroborated unconfirmed without foundation without basis unproven unverified defective unreliable insupportable silly foolish untested unattested conjectural speculative stupid idle arbitrary misguided uncalled-for gratuitous bottomless unwarrantable not backed up by evidence inexcusable unforgivable crazy unpardonable idiotic fabricated ridiculous insane perverse inexpiable daft barmy misinformed unacceptable ungrounded incoherent without justification trumped-up trumped up nonsupported unarguable undefendable refutable wrongly deduced inadmissible without substantiation without merit empty unprovoked unauthorized unthinking unwise chimerical illusory imaginary injudicious mendacious unreal misleading off-base deceptive uncalled for not backed up causeless laughable wild bad-tempered stroppy thoughtless erratic loose capricious quirky vacant without cause unauthorised without reason flakey kooky loony raving mindless aberrant brainless demented unstable off-the-wall freaky cockamamie disconnected distraught delirious disjointed unendorsed bad without explanation ill-tempered meaningless flaky all wet sophistical full of hot air casuistic imbecilic inane unproved unsupervised hearsay unofficial unsubstantial cockeyed irrelevant unconnected screwy unimportant negligible trivial casual light insignificant small minor shoestring inconsiderable petty paltry minute not following not making sense beyond the bounds of possibility unestablished untrustworthy presumed assumed not validated dodgy iffy disputable debatable undependable uncertain suppositive suspicious dubitable indefinite open to question controversial arguable suppositious open to doubt

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Lacking sufficient power or strength
powerless helpless impotent ineffective vulnerable weak defenceless ineffectual dependent feeble impuissant subject tied unable disenfranchised hamstrung handcuffed hog-tied incapable paralysed paralyzed unarmed useless blank chicken debilitated defenseless disabled disfranchised etiolated frail gutless incapacitated inert infirm passive prostrate resistless strengthless supine unfit wimp wishy-washy without power not able high and dry with no say out of gas over a barrel incompetent pathetic inept lame worthless hopeless inefficient poor inefficacious unsuccessful puny toothless enervated no good feckless nerveless lousy lacking forceless inapt lifeless futile inexpedient counterproductive crippled enfeebled effete tame unfitted spiritless bad unproductive inexpert unskilful unproficient inferior deficient defective not good enough edentulous unavailing vain unpowerful fruitless profitless compromised disadvantaged needy disadvantageous needful reliant lacking feeling weakened impoverished handicapped diminished unskillful unskilled restrained hindered restricted impaired infecund dud a dead loss bum inproficient lacking ability noneffective past it clingy paper tiger rotten unsuitable pallid bland pale insipid desperate clinging lacklustre lackluster flat vapid uninspired ill-suited incompatible broken flimsy junk not proper insufficient unadvantageous inconsistent improper inappropriate limited unsuited half-hearted vigourless unimaginative bloodless halfhearted anemic anaemic unsatisfactory unequal amateurish substandard wanting unqualified imperfect irresolute faulty duff not up to scratch not much chop not up to snuff no great shakes leaving much to be desired not much cop unassertive spineless indecisive meek weak-willed cowardly fickle timid faltering soft dithering craven timorous pusillanimous undetermined wavering indeterminate fallible weakling vacillating invertebrate chicken-hearted corruptible yellow weak-kneed lily-livered hemming and hawing milk-and-water waffling faint-hearted characterless yellow-bellied yielding wet namby-pamby unreliable unsure limp-wristed undependable easily led

Adjective

(of a thing) Not of the necessary quality or standard to meet a particular purpose
unfit unsuitable improper inappropriate ineligible unsuited amiss inapposite inapt incongruous incorrect indecorous inept infelicitous malapropos perverse unapt unbecoming unhappy unseemly untoward wrong incompatible unacceptable unbefitting discordant graceless inapplicable ineffective inefficient inexpedient inharmonious uncool unfitted useless not designed ill-adapted ill-suited unsuitable for unsuited to inadequate for inappropriate to unfitted for ill-adapted to ill-suited to ineligible for unequipped for unprepared for no good not good enough for unworthy of not up to scratch not designed for not equal to out of place unseasonable undue uncalled-for inadmissible discrepant unfitting irrelevant clashing jarring dissonant interfering senseless unmatched dissident disagreeable inconsistent disparate disproportionate out of keeping out of character not good enough not proper irregular unwarranted unprofessional ill-timed unethical dishonest immoral corrupt inopportune dishonourable illegitimate unscrupulous crooked erroneous false inaccurate ill-advised awkward dishonorable odd untimely abnormal out-of-season imprudent out-of-place preposterous off-base ludicrous uncomely inadvisable against the rules not cricket at odds not suitable bad form unfortunate indelicate undesirable regrettable misplaced tasteless tactless injudicious inauspicious unpropitious troublesome objectionable adverse indecent ill-considered inconvenient disadvantageous ill-judged unfavorable lacking in propriety unladylike ungentlemanly unfavourable out of order unlucky bad unworthy detrimental ill-fitted in bad taste discommodious misguided ill-chosen undignified calamitous clumsy ominous indiscreet destructive immodest negative unpromising gauche discreditable uncouth threatening rough ungodly unqualified damaging in poor taste unsatisfactory opposed ill beyond the pale out of the way unreasonable contradictory prejudicial immaterial inconducive absurd impolite illogical counter harmful incompetent maladroit coarse extraneous impertinent rude rotten unmannerly harsh disreputable impolitic barred banned shameful malodorous insensitive vulgar erring prohibited precluded inapropos offensive unfair out of line disparaging unhelpful contrary excluded gloomy poor not germane bothersome very bad difficult uncomplimentary improprietous uncalled for incautious untactful unconventional irrelative stupid dull slow ridiculous meaningless pointless out-of-the-way hostile inexpert funny off-balance loose unvirtuous wanton ill-bred shameless unhandy jejune undexterous insipid banal inexperienced unfacile flat inadept unmeet unproficient inimical not done boorish churlish ill-mannered discourteous unhandsome tacky salacious unlovely mismatched not pertinent unrefined uncivil shocking irrational wrong-headed not up to snuff not qualified incommodious faulty defective ill-matched unprofitable discommoding mistimed trying unfriendly tardy unadvantageous testing tough disastrous challenging late prohibitive antagonistic low unorthodox crude cheap rowdy crass tawdry ruffian raffish inelegant awry out of its element mistaken confused imperfect adrift flawed astray disobliging disobedient delinquent ornery unhealthy rebellious miscreant thrawn wayward aberrant uncontrollable obstructive fractious mean unallowable inconsonant off fallacious invalid sick foul unlawful haywire disallowed impermissible forbidden debarred conflicting left-field glitched up foot-in-mouth way off disbarred ill-favored unwelcome not acceptable unadmittable not allowable exceptionable censored unadmissible unwanted early premature disentitled degrading contemptible disconsonant strange irreconcilable bizarre ill-favoured off-key incoherent ignoble eliminated paradoxical ironic naughty beside the point not appropriate unrelated shifting unpredictable distorted jumbled rambling unconnected fantastic not in harmony divergent uncoordinated unbalanced lopsided unavailing uneven in opposition alien foreign incongruitous unintelligible twisted incongruent fitful disqualified out of the running ruled out undeserving beneath reprehensible disgraceful inexcusable despicable base sticking out a mile standing out a mile like a fish out of water precocious unforgivable wretched unfitting to not deserving not worth recreant valueless nothing blamable improper to out of place with unmerited out of character with no-good unbecoming to good-for-nothing pitiful vile no-account not fit worthless advance too early early on anachronistic intrusive out-of-date too late soon a bit previous before time overearly too soon early bird bright and early previous oversoon abortive

Adjective

Not conclusive, not leading to a conclusion
inconclusive ambiguous indecisive unsettled vague indeterminate indefinite open uncertain undetermined debatable moot unconfirmed unconvincing undecided unproved unresolved deficient groundless incomplete lacking proving nothing questionable resolving nothing uneventful unfateful unfinished unfounded unsatisfactory unsatisfying unsound leaving matters open left hanging not yet established up in the air still open to doubt still open to question unclear borderline equivocal unsure in doubt dubious unknown chancy dubitable iffy clouded open to debate disputable doubtful arguable pending doubtable open to question in limbo unfixed controversial problematical contentious inexact suspect unpredictable problematic unsolved dodgy unanswered ongoing confused open to doubt to be decided in a state of uncertainty up for grabs in a state of limbo betwixt and between in question anxious worried apprehensive concerned disquieted troubled queer shaky suspicious shady fishy disputed vexed pendent waffling open-ended not decided unspecified undefined ambivalent confusing conflicting contradictory speculative undependable settling nothing paradoxical double-edged hazy contingent in the balance in no man's land not definite touch-and-go irresolute unconcluded imprecise uncounted unstipulated two-edged yet to be decided borderless unstated uncategorized indeterminant unclassified general controvertible negotiable perplexing riddling subject to debate puzzling issuable unestablished contestable mootable on ice a moot point a controversial subject a live issue a matter of opinion in dispute bone of contention on the back burner between rock and hard place touch and go the jury's out up for discussion between sixes and sevens tentative enigmatic obscure hypothetical conjectural unascertained indistinct hesitant suppositional wavering unproven theoretical flimsy cryptic academic notional apocryphal vacillating unreliable open to discussion opaque ill-defined presumptive on thin ice contended abstruse inexplicit enigmatical arcane uncommitted uncompleted hanging of two minds insecure open to argument at risk unverified unprovable marginal spurious occult dicey untrustworthy unforeseeable hairy incalculable risky mysterious not obvious unfinalized under examination hanging by a thread precarious sketchy murky hidden nebulous under advisement shadowy undisclosed supposed assumed improbable unlikely indistinguishable concealed putative implausible unrealistic fanciful blear unthinkable incredible preposterous fantastic imagined ridiculous absurd unbelievable academical presumed conjectured theoretic unapt hesitating cagey unreal imaginary loath sceptical reticent indisposed far-fetched unconvinced disinclined concocted conditional conjecturable refutable presupposed provisory guessed made up casual assumptive stochastic suppositious proposed pretending postulated long shot fat chance distrustful reluctant loth leery cagy difficult to believe hard to swallow beyond the bounds of possibility scarcely credible unsavoury skeptical trustless diffident fly-by-night unsavory questioning unassured mistrustful untrusty in a quandary in a dilemma in two minds on the horns of a dilemma

Adjective

Having a meaning that is open to several interpretations
vague imprecise loose generalised generalized hazy rough uncertain equivocal incomplete indefinite inexact unclear approximate confused dubious indeterminate sketchy superficial wooly woolly ambiguous ambivalent cursory doubtful fuzzy imperfect inexplicit unknown iffy obfuscatory perfunctory muddy muzzy unspecified amphibological bewildering puzzling questionable unintelligible ill-defined non-specific obscure indistinct enigmatic nebulous cryptic mysterious general occult confusing arcane perplexing enigmatical opaque abstruse inscrutable mystic blurred unfocused Delphic broad incomprehensible ballpark deep muddled oblique recondite unfathomable tenebrous oracular esoteric elliptical double-edged mystifying inexplicable approximative foggy murky secret impenetrable inconclusive clear as dishwater misleading debatable dark elliptic fuliginous baffling estimated sweeping incoherent evasive clear as mud clouded hidden inaccurate unspecific paradoxical squishy roundabout abstract jumbled blurry open to debate open to argument indiscriminate mystical veiled coded indirect equivocating gnomic covert undetailed circumlocutory circuitous shadowy as clear as mud riddling elusive open concealed unexplained periphrastic unexplicit coarse-grained clandestine gray grey hermetic hermetical disorganized open to question strange secretive arguable cloudy implied disorganised hard to understand flexible impressionistic crude prevaricating borderline slight illogical shallow overall unrigorous unmeticulous difficult basic generic deceptive obfuscated liberal noncommittal complex shifty unprecise hard involved rambling subtle mumbled nonspecific complicated indecisive elusory intricate shrouded cloaked garbled devious tricky disjointed profound mixed sibylline deceitful inarticulate non-committal indecipherable stonewalling uncanny Greek to me insoluble illegible little known apocryphal Delphian inaudible cabalistic neither one thing nor the other unknowable neither fish nor fowl woolly-minded woolly-headed unsound polysemous polysemic polysemantic hinky multivocal addled comprehensive widespread universal global bleary proximate remote dim weak near close unsettled confounding peculiar odd muddle-headed dense amorphous dubitable in question chancy problematic in doubt at issue unsure free cryptical ulterior blanket muddleheaded random changeable common unexplainable surmised unscientific guessed subliminal non-restrictive nubilous purblind imperceptive fluid unaccountable backhanded slippery convoluted uninterpretable problematical black almost exact almost accurate beyond comprehension sphinxlike undefined cagey lenient non-literal inconceivable technical incredible secreted teasing stumping stickling cabbalistic implicit far-out cunning shuffling faint all-round all-around meaningless not easily understood dissembling broad-spectrum bird's-eye broad-based careless sloppy sophistical open-ended intangible casuistic false casuistical indiscernible casual disguised not particular not partial not specific circumlocutionary ambagious not literal not strict not close slurred ungraspable blurred round the edges senseless scrambled masked circular collateral obliquitous incognizable Greek all Greek to me fathomless rarefied fraudulent illusory suppressed muffled fallacious suspicious muttered halting faltering hesitant contradictory duplicitous surreptitious unrevealed camouflaged involute involuted fugacious transient indescribable phantom shy fleeting greasy imponderable transitory insubstantial tenuous volatile evanescent hesitating stuttering stammering stumbling disreputable hinted at underlying recherché heavy speechless mute voiceless scrappy bitty skimpy tongue-tied two-edged unfinished outline unexposed unrecognizable invisible shielded unrecognisable hooded screened undercover covered patchy insufficient rudimentary limited fragmentary reticent unvocal mumbling maundering clumsy awkward poorly spoken above your head over one's head scanty hurried meagre hasty provisional cobbled together introductory faulty defective depthless uncritical preliminary meager coarse on the back of an envelope

Adjective

Ridiculous, often to the point of being funny
laughable funny humorous hilarious amusing comical droll comic farcical diverting uproarious entertaining killing antic chucklesome comedic humoristic hysteric hysterical jocose jokey ludicrous rib-tickling ridiculous riotous risible screaming sidesplitting side-splitting mirthful priceless bizarre camp campy eccentric embarrassing facetious fantastic gelastic har-har inane jocular joshing mocking pitiful rich riot scream unimpressive unsatisfactory unusual witty absurd wacky light-hearted zany slapstick waggish silly merry jolly hysterically funny whimsical good-humored good-humoured a scream joking preposterous killingly funny a hoot tongue-in-cheek playful gay sportive rollicking too funny for words jovial gleeful goofy very funny screamingly funny pleasant a laugh lighthearted foolish frolicsome odd derisory cheerful crazy ironic happy blithe jocund wry blithesome jesting boffo fun slaphappy frivolous flippant for grins smart extremely amusing clever sparkling stupid tongue in cheek outrageous clownish derisible engaging derisive cheery sunny festive nutty daffy gut-busting beguiling lively teasing light roguish satirical gagged up joyous flakey flaky flip wisecracking mischievous laughing unserious a barrel of laughs putting one on in jest high-spirited pulling one's leg not serious comedical outrageously funny madcap childish grotesque pathetic cockamamy cockamamie custard-pie knee-slapper scintillating ludicrous. laughable convulsive rip-roaring hearty quirky quaint very amusing raucous ribald off-the-wall oddball too much daft fun-loving nonsensical asinine ludic crack-up quizzical laffer laugh-a-minute off the wall quick-witted delightful enjoyable interesting joyful noisy strange unreasonable for a laugh glib stimulating a laugh a minute highly amusing convivial exhilarating puckish impish arch unlikely incongruous irritating queer joculous exhilarated novel cheering gratifying pleasurable charming gladdening pleasing bantering annoying agreeable enchanting in fun sprightly capering loony jerky fool dippy fool-headed batty gump dizzy screwy goofus a joke a bit much a card a caution irreverent fool around crazy shtick Mickey Mouse a bit thick over the top cut up OTT dry fanciful piquant original prankish recreative captivating appealing sharp-witted compelling absorbing fascinating intriguing riveting peculiar sharp quick fun-filled weird relaxing unconventional snappy outlandish flighty spirited dotty kinky nonserious lightweight ingenious epigrammatic escapist fantasy distracting trivial trifling brilliant recreational animated chipper pixieish tricksy scampish pixie sly leprechaunish knavish wicked pixy rascally devilish elvish ribbing chaffing razzing kidding rallying fooling funning penetrating piercing intelligent bright keen clowning bubbly gamesome kittenish jaunty curious nimble-witted flirtatious freakish singular highbrowed snazzy profound quick on the draw tactful smart-aleck racy smart-alecky cutting quick on the uptake capricious offbeat idiosyncratic good-natured fantastical crotchety freaky chimerical as a joke to tease dicey imaginative random chancy uncertain old-fashioned creative arbitrary kooky mad insane avant-garde off-centre crackpot cuckoo nuts cracked wacko inept cranky screwball looney brainless weak-minded witless harebrained simpleminded half-witted lunatic senseless featherheaded fatuous cockeyed half-baked unwise tomfool lunkheaded whacky kookie bubbleheaded sappy balmy dilly off the air in left field dumb way out out there hare-brained congenial nice moving stirring enthralling provocative exciting enticing poignant striking impressive inspiring engrossing gas restorative rousing entrancing thrilling affecting be a ball

Antonym of inadequate

inadequate Idiom, Proverb

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