adequate

When you want to say that something is enough or good enough for a particular need, use the adjective adequate. You might have an adequate amount of flour for a batch of pancakes, but not a lot extra.

Adequate can also describe something that is acceptable or satisfactory, but not any better than that. You might say that a student's grades are adequate but need improvement. This word is from Latin adaequāre"to make equal," from the prefix ad- plus aequare "to equal."

Definitions of adequate
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adj having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

“she had adequate training”
“her training was adequate
“she was adequate to the job”
Synonyms:
equal
adequate to, capable, equal to, up to
having the requisite qualities for
competent
adequate for the purpose
satisfactory
giving satisfaction
Antonyms:
inadequate, unequal
lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
deficient, lacking, wanting
inadequate in amount or degree
incapable, incompetent, unequal to
not meeting requirements
short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed
inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
unsatisfactory
not giving satisfaction
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adj sufficient for the purpose

“an adequate income”
“the food was adequate
Synonyms:
decent, enough
sufficient
of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

adj about average; acceptable

“more than adequate as a secretary”
Synonyms:
fair to middling, passable, tolerable
satisfactory
giving satisfaction

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