Antonyms of adj inadequate

2 senses of inadequate

Sense 1
inadequate (vs. adequate), unequal -- (lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task")

adequate (vs. inadequate), equal -- (having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task")
        => adequate to (predicate), capable, equal to (predicate), up to (predicate) -- (having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require")
        => competent -- (adequate for the purpose; "a competent performance")

Sense 2
inadequate, poor, short -- (not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience")

INDIRECT (VIA insufficient) -> sufficient -- (of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food")

Similarity of adj inadequate

2 senses of inadequate

Sense 1
inadequate (vs. adequate), unequal -- (lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task")
       => deficient, lacking (predicate), wanting (predicate) -- (inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting")
       => incapable, incompetent, unequal to (predicate) -- (not meeting requirements; "unequal to the demands put upon him")
       => short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed -- (inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.; "they're rather short-handed at the moment"; "overcrowded and understaffed hospitals")
          Also See-> unsatisfactory#1

Sense 2
inadequate, poor, short -- (not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience")
       => insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient -- (of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds")

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