1 sufficient, enough, ample; satisfactory, fitting, equal, suitable:
Is there language adequate to describe my feelings?
2 passable, fair, fair to middling, middling, average, tolerable, (barely) acceptable, (barely) satisfactory, all right, competent, not (at all) bad, so so, Colloq OK or okay, up to snuff, not that or too bad, no great shakes:
The music was good, the band only adequate.
3 equal, suitable, suited, fitted, up, proper, qualified, competent, good enough:
Johnson was unsure that he was adequate to the task at hand.
be, prove, seem | remain | consider sth, think sth
The trains were not considered adequate for use on the modern railways.
really, very | perfectly, quite, totally | more than
The system is more than adequate to deal with any problems.
| barely, hardly, less than, not entirely, not wholly
The grants given to students are less than adequate.
| more or less
The amount of money we have been given is more or less adequate.
| still | no longer
The old computer is still perfectly adequate for most tasks.
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