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adequately

[ ad-i-kwit-lee ]
/ ˈæd ɪ kwɪt li /
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adverb

in a way that is sufficient, suitable, effective, or appropriate: The professor’s vague response failed to adequately answer our questions. The clinic needs to be appropriately staffed with permanently employed and adequately trained personnel.

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Origin of adequately

OTHER WORDS FROM adequately

pre·ad·e·quate·ly, adverbqua·si-ad·e·quate·ly, adverbsu·per·ad·e·quate·ly, adverb
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