What is the opposite of adequate?

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Adjective
Opposite of of a level that just barely meets one's needs or standards
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(adequate to) Opposite of equal to some requirement
Adjective
Opposite of average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree
Adjective
(of something inanimate or abstract) Opposite of successful in producing a desired or intended result
Adjective
Opposite of elementary, simple or merely functional
“His taste in music is both sophisticated and eclectic.”
Adjective
Opposite of in accordance with the procedural rules
Adjective
Opposite of sufficient to work with at a basic level
Adjective
Opposite of moderate in degree
“It may yet take a national inquiry to establish the full extent of this disturbing phenomenon.”
Adjective
Opposite of significant and abundant
“The area has a measly supply of rivers, all of them small.”
Adjective
Opposite of average or fairly good
Adjective
Opposite of with all parts included
“John confronted the manufacturer about an incomplete package that was delivered to him a week prior.”
Determiner
Opposite of a sufficient amount of
“Your experience in this field is insufficient for this role.”
Pronoun
Opposite of a large or sufficient amount or quantity
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