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Meaning & Definition of Adequate in English

English

Adequate

/ædəkwət/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • adequate
  • ,
  • equal

2. Sufficient for the purpose

  • "An adequate income"
  • "The food was adequate"
  • "A decent wage"
  • "Enough food"
  • "Food enough"
    synonym:
  • adequate
  • ,
  • decent
  • ,
  • enough

3. About average

  • Acceptable
  • "More than adequate as a secretary"
    synonym:
  • adequate
  • ,
  • passable
  • ,
  • fair to middling
  • ,
  • tolerable