What does the word adequate mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Adequately.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Fully sufficient.

Usage examples for adequate

  1. I was not able to give an adequate answer to these questions, nor did I very much care to. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  2. Or to put it in a term adequate to the manner in which this was done, he was " fired." – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  3. My mother was weak enough to provide me behind my father's back with the means of life, modest but adequate means. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
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