Adequate and Poor


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Adequate adjective – Of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards.
Usage example: this old computer is probably adequate if you just want to type a term paper

Poor is an antonym for adequate in enough topic.
Nearby Words: adequately, adequacy, adequation
Antonyms for Adequate


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Poor adjective – Less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable.
Usage example: a poor crop because of the drought this year

Adequate is an antonym for poor in topics: meagre, unfortunate, weak, deficient, lacking sufficient money.
Nearby Words: poorly, poorness
Antonyms for Poor
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Things that words describes

understanding adequate understanding poor understanding
life adequate life poor life
job adequate job poor job
control adequate control poor control
Other nouns: skills, reviews.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / Aubrey-Maturin The poor guy turns out to be completely incompetent at robbery, but makes an adequate assistant for Stephen (though still terrified of Aubrey).
  • Manga / Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle In realistic fighting, this would be almost the opposite case - a fighter would risk his balance and defense if he threw commited, long-range attacks without a good accuracy, so the most adequate style for a person with poor vision would be actually a short-ranged, preferably grappling-based one.
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Poor or Adequate. 2016. Accessed February 28, 2021.

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