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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-i-kwit]
    • /ˈæd ɪ kwɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-i-kwit]
    • /ˈæd ɪ kwɪt/

Definitions of adequateness word

  • noun adequateness the quality of being adequate 3
  • adjective adequateness as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people. 1
  • adjective adequateness barely sufficient or suitable: Being adequate is not good enough. 1
  • adjective adequateness Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action: adequate grounds. 1
  • noun adequateness The quality of being adequate or of meeting needs or expectations. 1
  • noun adequateness The quality of being adequate, of meeting needs or expectations. 0

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Origin of adequateness

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
1610-20; < Latin adaequātus matched (past participle of adaequāre). See ad-, equal, -ate1

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Parts of speech for Adequateness


adequateness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for adequateness

noun adequateness

  • saturation — the act or process of saturating.
  • completeness — complete
  • wholeness — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
  • totality — something that is total or constitutes a total; the total amount; a whole.
  • profusion — abundance; abundant quantity.

Antonyms for adequateness

noun adequateness

  • lack — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.
  • scarcity — insufficiency or shortness of supply; dearth.
  • self-emptying — containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle.
  • void — Law. having no legal force or effect; not legally binding or enforceable.
  • need — a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there.

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