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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.


Synonymsadequateness


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.


Synonymssufficiency


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)ampleness


Attributeample, meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy


Antonymsinadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency









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