ad·e·quate /ˈædɪkwət/ ●●○ S3 W3 AWL adjectiveadj 1 ENOUGHenough in quantity or of a good enough quality for a particular purpose 足够的，充分的；合乎需要的 SYN sufficient OPP inadequate Farmers have been slow to make adequate provision for their retirement.
Some creams we tested failed to give adequate protection against UV light.
The standard of his work is barely adequate.
The company has yet to provide an adequate explanation for its actions.
adequate for Are the parking facilities adequate for 50 cars?
adequate to do something► see thesaurus at enough The lunchtime menu is more than adequate to satisfy the biggest appetite.
2 GOOD ENOUGHfairly good but not excellent 尚可的，过得去的 → satisfactory Her performance was adequate but lacked originality.► see thesaurus at satisfactory
5 —adequately adv She wasn’t adequately insured.
—adequacy noun [uncountableU]