Adequate (adjective)

  1. Sufficient for the purpose or needs.
  2. Of a suitable quality.
  3. Acceptable but not exceptional.


Late middle english: from latin adequat- "made equal to, suited", from the verb adequare, from ad- "to" + aequus "equal".


  1. The room was small, but it was adequate for our needs.
  2. We had an adequate supply of food for the trip.
  3. He felt that the pay was adequate for the work required.
  4. The band gave an adequate performance.
  5. The hotel room was adequate, but nothing special.
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