|1.||[ noun ] the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily|
: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule
|Related terms:||inadequacy satisfactoriness adequate inadequate|
|2.||[ noun ] the quality of being sufficient for the end in view|
"he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"
|Related terms:||insufficiency insufficiency quality quantity ampleness ample meager|