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English noun: adequacy

1. adequacy (attribute) the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:

SamplesHe questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule.


Broader (hypernym)satisfactoriness

Attributeadequate, equal, inadequate, unequal

Antonymsinadequateness, inadequacy

2. adequacy (attribute) the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

SamplesHe questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence.


Broader (hypernym)quality

Narrower (hyponym)ampleness

Attributeample, meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy

Antonymsinadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency

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