Adept vs Adequate - What's the difference?

adept | adequate |


As adjectives the difference between adept and adequate

is that adept is well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient while adequate is .

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?

adept

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • 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.

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    Antonyms

    * inept

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
  • * 1841 , , Barnaby Rudge :
  • 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.
  • * 1894-95 , , Jude the Obscure :
  • Others, alas, had an instinct towards artificiality in their very blood, and became adepts in counterfeiting at the first glimpse of it.

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    Anagrams

    * pated, taped

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    adequate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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
  • Ireland had no adequate champion.
  • * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Empty House
  • 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 .

    Antonyms

    * inadequate

    Verb

    (adequat)
  • (obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.
  • (Fotherby)
  • (obsolete) To equal.
  • It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. — Shelford.