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Synonyms for adequate
ˈæd ɪ kwɪtad·e·quate

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  1. adequateadjective


  2. adequateadjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adequate

    Adequate, commensurate, and sufficient signify equal to some given occasion or work; as, a sum sufficient to meet expenses; an adequate remedy for the disease. Commensurate is the more precise and learned word, signifying that which exactly measures the matter in question. Adapted, fit, suitable, and qualified refer to the qualities which match or suit the occasion. A clergyman may have strength adequate to the work of a porter; but that would not be a fit or suitable occupation for him. Work is satisfactory if it satisfies those for whom it is done, though it may be very poor work judged by some higher standard. Qualified refers to acquired abilities; competent to both natural and acquired; a qualified teacher may be no longer competent, by reason of ill health. Able and capable suggest general ability and reserved power, able being the higher word of the two. An able man will do something well in any position. A capable man will come up to any ordinary demand. We say an able orator, a capable accountant.

    able, adapted, capable, commensurate, competent, equal, fit, fitted, fitting, qualified, satisfactory, sufficient, suitable

    disqualified, inadequate, incompetent, inferior, insufficient, poor, unequal, unfit, unqualified, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, useless, worthless

    Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adequate

    equal, sufficient, fit, satisfactory, full, competent, capable, able

    unequal, insufficient, incompetent, inadequate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adequate, equaladjective

    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"

    fair to middling, decent, passable, enough, tolerable, equal

    lacking(p), short-staffed, short-handed, unequal to(p), wanting(p), unsatisfactory, unequal, deficient, insufficient, undermanned, incompetent, understaffed, incapable, inadequate

  2. adequate, decent, enoughadjective

    sufficient for the purpose

    "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

    comme il faut, fair to middling, comely, tolerable, passable, becoming, equal, decorous, enough, nice, seemly, decent

    deficient, undermanned, incompetent, short-handed, insufficient, incapable, understaffed, unequal, unequal to(p), lacking(p), inadequate, short-staffed, wanting(p), unsatisfactory

  3. adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerableadjective

    about average; acceptable

    "more than adequate as a secretary"

    fair to middling, decent, passable, enough, tolerable, equal

    understaffed, lacking(p), short-staffed, unequal to(p), incapable, undermanned, short-handed, deficient, incompetent, insufficient, inadequate, wanting(p), unequal, unsatisfactory

Editors Contribution

  1. good enough

    that will be adequate.

    Submitted by rinat on October 2, 2019  
  2. nuff

    Submitted by mukhtar1110omar on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adequateadjective

    sufficient, commensurate, proportionate, correspondent, equal, suitable, fit, competent, adapted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. adequateadjective

    sufficient, commensurate, equal, proportionate

    inadequate, insufficient

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  1. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo:

    Universal, rapid testing so everybody knows who's healthy and who's not. That's the only way we get back to work, without adequate testing capacity fighting Covid-19 is like shooting in the dark.

  2. Republican Governor Sam Brownback:

    Because the federal government has failed to provide adequate assurances regarding refugees it is settling in Kansas, we have no option but to end our cooperation with and participation in the federal refugee resettlement program.

  3. The RDW:

    Suzuki must come with adequate improvement measures or the RDW will begin the process of revoking its European type approval.

  4. Peter Harbison:

    There are worries about having lesser-trained pilots and that creating more risk, or congested airspace, air traffic control that is not adequate to support the services going through.

  5. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.

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