Definition of adequate :
1. Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.
2. To equalize; to make adequate.
nice, common, fit, becoming, fair to middling, able, qualified, all right, fairish, seemly, excess, goodish, competent, adequate to, up to, commensurate, capable, decent, tidy, good, adapted, fitting, comely, equal to, average, OK, equal, comme il faut, respectable, moderate, fitted, comfortable, decorous
acceptable (part of speech: adjective)
sufficient (part of speech: adjective)
- No words seemed adequate, he felt, to describe the beauty of this song. - "Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage", Charles Georges Souli.
- I was in just the frame of mind to see something wonderful, and this was a phenomenon adequate to my circumstances and expectation, and it put me on the alert to see more like it. - "Canoeing in the wilderness", Henry David Thoreau.
- His cross and passion reach no adequate result, short of the perfecting of saints, nor was it worth Christ's while to die for any less end. - "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.