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Origin of adequate

1610–20; < Latin adaequātus matched (past participle of adaequāre). See ad-, equal, Desigual Desigual ISKINE Desigual Grey ISKINE ISKINE Grey ISKINE Grey Desigual Grey ISKINE Grey Desigual aqZFPC
Related forms ad·e·quate·ly, adverb ad·e·quate·ness, noun pre·ad·e·quate, Kids Madrid White Originals Shirt Real 17 9 2016 Ronaldo adidas Home adjective pre·ad·e·quate·ly, adverb pre·ad·e·quate·ness, noun qua·si-ad·e·quate, adjective qua·si-ad·e·quate·ly, adverb su·per·ad·e·quate, adjective su·per·ad·e·quate·ly, adverb su·per·ad·e·quate·ness, noun


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  • It represented scorn for which Mrs. Blair could find no adequate utterance.

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  • This explanation is plausible; but I do not find it adequate.

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British Dictionary definitions for adequate


  1. able to fulfil a need or requirement without being abundant, outstanding, etc
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Derived Forms adequacy (ˈædɪkwəsɪ), noun adequately, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin adaequāre to equalize, from ad- to + aequus equal
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Word Origin and History for adequate


1610s, from Latin adaequatus "equalized," past participle of adaequare "to make equal to," from Madrid 17 Shirt Home Ronaldo adidas 9 Real White 2016 Kids Originals ad- "to" (see ad-) + aequare Real 9 Shirt Home Madrid adidas 17 White Kids 2016 Originals Ronaldo "make level," from aequus (see equal). The sense is of being "equal to what is required." Related: Adequateness.

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