Adept vs Adequate - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between adept and adequate
is that adept
is well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient while adequate
As a noun adept
is one fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient
* 1837-1839 ,
- Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.
* See also
One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
* 1841 , , Barnaby Rudge :
* 1894-95 , , Jude the Obscure :
- When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept , that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
- Others, alas, had an instinct towards artificiality in their very blood, and became adepts in counterfeiting at the first glimpse of it.
* See also
* pated, taped
Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.
* De Quincey
* Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Empty House
- Ireland had no adequate champion.
- All day, as I drove upon my round, I turned over the case in my mind and found no explanation which appeared to me to be adequate .
(obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.
(obsolete) To equal.
- It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. — Shelford.