[ US /ˈædəˌkweɪt, ˈædəkwət/ ]
[ UK /ˈædɪkwət/ ]
  1. sufficient for the purpose
    the food was adequate
    an adequate income
    food enough
    enough food
  2. having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
    he was equal to the task
    she had adequate training
    her training was adequate
    she was adequate to the job
  3. about average; acceptable
    more than adequate as a secretary
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How To Use adequate In A Sentence

  • This regime should have been more than adequate to demonstrate any significant short-term effects of reduced sleep.
  • _The Terrace at Berne_ has been already dealt with, but that mood for epicede, which was so frequent in Mr Arnold, finds in the _Carnac_ stanzas adequate, and in _A Southern Night_ consummate, expression. Matthew Arnold
  • Other former captives spoke of pathetically inadequate food rations.
  • Public expenditure on the arts is woefully inadequate.
  • Apparently the section cannot adequately host the interests of both angling and boating fraternities and the boaters have taken preference.
  • In all stores adequate ventilation should be provided as an aid to temperature control with mechanical air conditioning if needed.
  • The Rules do contain adequate provisions for appeal by the person upon whom a notice is served.
  • The band simply didn't have the time or resources to find an adequate replacement for Frank.
  • One in 10 asthma deaths in Scotland is due to inadequate treatment and widespread ignorance of the condition among health staff, a damning new report has revealed.
  • Many AIDS activists have opposed home test kits, because they feared people would receive inadequate counseling.
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