1. the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:

- he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule

Similar word(s): adequateness

Definition categories: attribute, satisfactoriness

2. the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

Similar word(s): sufficiency

Definition categories: attribute, quality

Sentences with adequacy as a noun:

- His zeal is, of course, unquestionable; his adequacy, however, I doubt.