HyperDic: adequate

English > 3 senses of the word adequate:
ADJECTIVEalladequate, equalhaving the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
alladequate, enoughsufficient for the purpose
alladequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerableabout average
adequate > pronunciation
Soundsae'dahkwaht; ae'dahkwey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > adequate: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task.
Examples
  • "she had adequate training"
  • "her training was adequate"
  • "she was adequate to the job"
Synonymequal
Attribute ofadequacy, adequatenessThe quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily
Narroweradequate to, capable, equal to, up toHaving the requisite qualities for
competentAdequate for the purpose
See alsosatisfactoryGiving satisfaction
Oppositeinadequate, unequalLacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Spanishacertado, adecuada, adecuado, apropiado, apto, capaz, conveniente, idóneo, igual, indicado
Catalanadequat, adient, apte, capaç, covenient, encertat, escaient, idoni, indicat
Nounsadequatenessthe quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily
English > adequate: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsufficient for the purpose.
Examples
  • "an adequate income"
  • "the food was adequate"
Synonymenough
BroadersufficientOf a quantity that can fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant
Spanishadecuado, bastante, suficiente
Catalanadequat, bastant, suficient
Nounsadequatenessthe quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily
Adverbsadequatelyin an adequate manner or to an adequate degree
English > adequate: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningAbout average; acceptable.
Example"more than adequate as a secretary"
Synonymspassable, fair to middling, tolerable
BroadersatisfactoryGiving satisfaction
Spanishaceptable, pasable
Nounsadequatenessthe quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily

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