inadequate vs deficient: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: inadequate or deficient

How to spell inadequate?

inadequate
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deficient
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inadequateadjective

of insufficient quantity to meet a need

inadequateadjective

lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

deficientadjective

of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

deficientadjective

inadequate in amount or degree

deficientadjective

falling short of some prescribed norm

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