ADJ. total | fundamental | glaring, obvious | personal | sexual, social | theoretical
VERB + INADEQUACY demonstrate, expose, highlight, point out/to, reveal, show (up) She rightly points to the inadequacy of the argument. The test soon revealed several inadequacies in the equipment. | realize, recognize, see I now see the inadequacy of the explanation. | admit to His advice was to be defensive and never admit to any inadequacy. | cover up, disguise, hide They possibly falsified the results to cover up the inadequacies of their theory. | overcome Clear legislative reform is needed to overcome the inadequacies of the current situation.
INADEQUACY + VERB arise from sth, stem from sth
PREP. ~ in inadequacies in educational facilities
PHRASES a feeling/sense of inadequacy