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1 the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule" [syn: adequateness] [ant: inadequacy]
2 the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence" [syn: sufficiency] [ant: insufficiency, insufficiency]

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  1. The quality of being sufficient, adequate or able to meet the needs.
    His zeal is, of course, unquestionable, his adequacy, however, I doubt.


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