(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. insufficiently, not enough, partly, partially, incompletely, scantily, deficiently, perfunctorily, ineffectively, inefficiently, ineptly, ineffectually, incompetently, not up to standards, not up to specifications, not fulfilling requirements, meagerly, not in sufficient quantity, not of sufficient quality, in a limited manner, to a limited degree, not up to snuff*; see also badly 1 .

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