Synonyms for adequate

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ad-i-kwit
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæd ɪ kwɪt

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Définition of adequate

Origin :
  • 1610s, from Latin adaequatus "equalized," past participle of adaequare "to make equal to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + aequare "make level," from aequus (see equal). The sense is of being "equal to what is required." Related: Adequateness.
  • adj enough, able
Example sentences :
  • They are really channels for the transmission, adequate or inadequate, of sense impressions.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde
  • "But," she said, and then stopped as if unable to find words, adequate to her meaning.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • It represented scorn for which Mrs. Blair could find no adequate utterance.
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • She hoped that Elder Weeks would be adequate in the latter direction.
  • Extract from : « The Village Watch-Tower » by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • This explanation is plausible; but I do not find it adequate.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • It affords an adequate idea of the march of facts and of ideas.
  • Extract from : « Initiation into Philosophy » by Emile Faguet
  • But no one surpassed him in the combination of an adequate portion of these with moral worth.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • The clerk's letter suggested a motive, perhaps an adequate motive.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • First is the lack of an adequate bearing for the barrel to turn on.
  • Extract from : « The Auburndale Watch Company » by Edwin A. Battison
  • Not material, but brains, or something else are not adequate.
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski

Antonyms for adequate

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