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Definition 1: having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task - [adjective denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for adequate in the sense of this definition

(adequate is similar to ...) having the requisite qualities for

"equal to the task" "the work isn't up to the standard I require"

(adequate is similar to ...) adequate, but not outstanding or exceptional

"a competent performance"

(means also ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

(... are attributes of adequate) the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:

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

Definition 2: about average; acceptable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • more than adequate as a secretary

Synonyms for adequate in the sense of this definition

(adequate is similar to ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

Definition 3: sufficient for the purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an adequate income
  • the food was adequate
  • enough food
  • food enough

Synonyms for adequate in the sense of this definition

(adequate is similar to ...) of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

"sufficient food"

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