- (US) IPA (key): /ˈæ.də.kwɪt/ or /ˈæ.də.kɪt/
- (UK) IPA (key): /ˈæ.də.kwət/
Audio (UK) (file)
- Hyphenation: ade‧quate
- If something is adequate, it is good enough.
- Antonym: inadequate
- It is very hard to provide a simple but adequate explanation.
- She left her other job so that she could devote adequate time to the school.
- A small knife is adequate for this purpose.
- By 1922, the single school-room was no longer adequate to meet the needs of the town.