Adequate and Short


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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

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


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Short adjective – Not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need.
Usage example: regrettably, the art supplies are short this year, so you'll have to share

Adequate is an antonym for short in topics: scarce, abrupt, insufficient, crumbly, abridged.
Nearby Words: shorten, shortened, shortage, shortness, shorted
Antonyms for Short
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Things that words describes

life adequate life short life
description adequate description short description
supply adequate supply short supply
time adequate time short time
Other nouns: bit, distance.

Both words in one sentence

  • Also, given that Scully takes many inspirations from Clarice Starling, seeing Gillian Anderson cast as Hannibal Lecter's psychiatrist in Hannibal is nothing short of adequate.
  • Bayonet Ya The muskets fired too slowly, inaccurately, and with too short a range to reliably defend against cavalry charges, and proved less than adequate in hand to hand fighting.
    Source: Bayonet Ya
  • Clarke short story Superiority, where the side which tries out the new technology in battle (without adequate field tests) loses.
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Short and Adequate. (2016). Retrieved 2020, October 19, from
Adequate & Short. N.p., 2016. Web. 19 Oct. 2020. <>.
Short or Adequate. 2016. Accessed October 19, 2020.

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