1. the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:
    he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule
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How To Use adequateness In A Sentence

  • In maturity of development, in intellectual force, in beauty of expression, and in general adequateness, De los nombres de Cristo exhibits Luis de Leon's prose at its culmination. Fray Luis de Leon
  • This can be countered by another argument that ID, by showing the inadequateness of current explanations, may help awaken the scientists from their intellectual slumber, something that often takes place given the inertia of the scientific culture and other cultures. ID controversy grows in Muslim world
  • Her productions generally were distinguished for clear and rapid thought, a logical method, natural and effective expression, a regard for the matter rather than the manner, embodying withal, that unstudied perfect adequateness of the word to the idea, which of itself constitutes one of the high graces of style. The Woman's Advocate Vol. III No. II February, 1870
  • One often hears from both younger and older citizens of Ukraine that democracy does not properly work there because of the low political culture, moral inadequateness or similar deficiencies of Kiev's political elite. Ukraine's Window of Opportunity
  • If his use of the weapon cannot be regarded as a decisive settlement of the true issues, we have to remember that he himself became aware in a very short time of its inadequateness, and proceeded to the discussion, as we shall presently see, from another side. Diderot and the Encyclopaedists
  • She -- perhaps McTeague as well -- felt that there was a certain inadequateness about the ceremony. McTeague
  • In maturity of development, in intellectual force, in beauty of expression, and in general adequateness, _De los nombres de Cristo_ exhibits Luis de Fray Luis de León A Biographical Fragment
  • Presently a strange sense of inadequateness came over him. The Cow Puncher
  • This wide range of variability between definite limits is coupled with a high degree of sensibility and adequateness to the most diverging experiments. Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation
  • Secondly, it briefly analyzes some major inadequateness of ideology and morality presently existing in the rural youth, which incorporates the two parts of daily lives and public lives.
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