(sufficient; enough: He does not earn a large salary but it is adequate for his needs.) suficiente, adecuado
- adequacy
adequate adj
1. suficiente
there isn't adequate parking space no hay suficiente espacio para aparcar
2. satisfactorio / aceptable
the food was adequate la comida era aceptable
1 (enough) suficiente
2 (satisfactory) satisfactorio,-a
adequate ['ædɪkwət] adj
1) sufficient: adecuado, suficiente
2) acceptable, passable: adecuado, aceptable
adecuado, -a adj.
apropiado, -a adj.
competente adj.
suficiente adj.
a) <help/funding> suficiente
b) <standard/explanation> adecuado, aceptable
1) (=sufficient) [funds] suficiente

an adequate supply of food — suficientes alimentos

one teaspoonful should be adequate — una cucharadita bastará or será suficiente

I didn't think the sentence was adequate — la sentencia no me pareció correcta

2) (=satisfactory) [diet] equilibrado, apropiado; [income, standard] aceptable; [housing, facilities] adecuado, apropiado

he failed to provide an adequate explanation for the delay — no fue capaz de dar una explicación convincente de su retraso

is she the most adequate person to do it? — ¿es la persona más adecuada or idónea para hacerlo?

there are no words adequate to express my gratitude — no hay palabras que expresen adecuadamente mi gratitud

to be adequate for sb — [housing] ser adecuado para algn

my income is quite adequate for my needs — mis ingresos cubren bien mis necesidades

this saw should be adequate for the job — este serrucho valdrá para ese trabajo

this typewriter is perfectly adequate — esta máquina de escribir me sirve perfectamente

to feel adequate to a task — sentirse capacitado para una tarea

3) pej (=passable) [performance, essay] aceptable, pasable

the pay was adequate but hardly out of this world — el sueldo era aceptable or pasable, pero desde luego, nada del otro mundo

* * *
a) <help/funding> suficiente
b) <standard/explanation> adecuado, aceptable

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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