adequately

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Enough]
Syn. sufficiently, enough, appropriately, suitably, fittingly, satisfactorily, amply, abundantly, copiously, capably, competently; see also well 2 , 3 .
Ant. inadequately*, badly, insufficiently.
2. [Passably]
Syn. acceptably, passably, tolerably, decently, presentably, modestly, not too badly, fairly well, well enough, up to a standard, up to a minimal standard, up to code, satisfying the code, not so badly as it might be, pleasantly enough, not disgracefully, to an acceptable degree, in an ordinary way, in an ordinary manner, all right.
Ant. badly*, poorly, unsatisfactorily.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) adv.
sufficiently, acceptably, satisfactorily, suitably, capably, amply.
ANT.: inadequately, insufficiently

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  • adequately — adverb see adequate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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