Synonyms of adequate


1. adequate (vs. inadequate), equal, adequate to(predicate), capable, equal to(predicate), up to(predicate), competent, satisfactory

usage: having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"

2. adequate, decent, enough, sufficient (vs. insufficient)

usage: sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

3. adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerable, satisfactory (vs. unsatisfactory)

usage: about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"

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Definition and meaning of adequate (Dictionary)