One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he lacked adequate financial resources’
sufficient, enough, ample, requisite, apposite, appropriate, suitable
2‘the company provides an adequate but not top-notch service’
acceptable, passable, reasonable, satisfactory, tolerable, fair, fairly good, pretty good, goodish, middle-of-the-road, mediocre, unexceptional, unexceptionable, undistinguished, unremarkable, ordinary, commonplace, indifferent, average, not bad, all right, good enough, so-so, minimal, medium, moderate, run-of-the-mill, forgettable
informal OK, okay, fair-to-middling, nothing to write home about, nothing to shout about, no great shakes, vanilla, plain vanilla, bog-standard
NZ Australian informal half-pie
3‘the workstations were small but seemed adequate to the task’
equal to, up to, capable, of, suited to, suitable for, able to do, qualified for, fit for, good enough for, sufficient for
informal up to scratch
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