Incommensurate vs Inadequate - What's the difference?

incommensurate | inadequate | Synonyms |

Incommensurate is a synonym of inadequate.


As adjectives the difference between incommensurate and inadequate

is that incommensurate is out of proportion (in size, degree or extent) with something else while inadequate is .

incommensurate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Out of proportion (in size, degree or extent) with something else
  • Antonyms

    * commensurate

    inadequate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
  • * 2013 June 18, , " Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
  • In a convulsion that has caught many in Brazil and beyond by surprise, waves of protesters denounced their leaders for dedicating so many resources to cultivating Brazil’s global image by building stadiums for international events, when basic services like education and health care remain woefully inadequate .