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English adjective: adequate

1. adequate having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task


SamplesShe had adequate training.
Her training was adequate.
She was adequate to the job.
He was equal to the task.


Synonymsequal


Similaradequate to, capable, competent, equal to, up to


See alsosatisfactory


Attributeadequacy, adequateness


Antonymsinadequate, unequal

2. adequate sufficient for the purpose


SamplesAn adequate income.
The food was adequate.
A decent wage.
Enough food.
Food enough.


Synonymsdecent, enough


Similarsufficient


Antonymsinsufficient, deficient

3. adequate about average; acceptable


SamplesMore than adequate as a secretary.


Synonymsfair to middling, passable, tolerable


Similarsatisfactory


Antonymsunsatisfactory









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