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Definition 1: the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where adequacy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule

Synonyms for adequacy in the sense of this definition

(adequacy is a kind of ...) the quality of giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement

(... are attributes of adequacy) having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

"she had adequate training" "her training was adequate" "she was adequate to the job" "he was equal to the task"

(... are attributes of adequacy) lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

"inadequate training" "the staff was inadequate" "she was unequal to the task"

Definition 2: the quality of being sufficient for the end in view - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where adequacy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence

Synonyms for adequacy in the sense of this definition

(adequacy is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of adequacy ) the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency

"the ampleness of her servings more than satisfied his hunger"

(... are attributes of adequacy) more than enough in size or scope or capacity

"had ample food for the party" "an ample supply"

(... are attributes of adequacy) deficient in amount or quality or extent

"meager resources" "meager fare"

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