Adequate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈædɪkwət|  American pronunciation of the word adequate
Brit.  |ˈadɪkwət|  British pronunciation of the word adequate


- sufficient for the purpose(syn: enough)

an adequate income
the food was adequate

- about average; acceptable(syn: passable, tolerable)

more than adequate as a secretary


The garden hasn't been getting adequate water.

The food was more than adequate for the six of us.

The school lunch should be adequate to meet the nutritional needs of growing children.

The machine does an adequate job.

The tent should provide adequate protection from the elements.

The quality of his work was perfectly adequate.

Your grades are adequate but I think you can do better.

The quality of his work was only adequate.

Acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations.

The food was adequate for all of us.

It would be adequate to list just the basic objections.

She was adequate to the task.

Farmers have been slow to make adequate provision for their retirement.

Some creams we tested failed to give adequate protection against UV light.

The standard of his work is barely adequate.

See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman