A Dictionary of the English Language
                        A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson
        Search Transcribed Entries:

Adequately

View Scan · View Transcription · from page 81

View Scan · View Transcription · from page 81

A'dequately. adv. [from adequate.]

  1. In an adequate manner; with justness of representation; with exactness of proportion.

    Gratitude consists adequately in these two things: first, that it is a debt; and, secondly, that it is such a debt as is left to every man's ingenuity, whether he will pay or no. South.

  2. It is used with the particle to.

    Piety is the necessary christian virtue, proportioned adequately to the omniscience and spirituality of that infinite Deity. Hammond's Fundamentals.

Sources: Hammond, Henry (47) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

Search for this word in: American Heritage · Cambridge · Dictionary.com · The Free Dictionary · Longman · Merriam-Webster · OneLook · Oxford Dictionaries · Vocabulary.com · Wiktionary · Wordnik

Discuss this entry in the forums.

Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Adequately." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13463.


Leave a Reply


Disclaimer:
johnsonsdictionaryonline.com is completely free to use. Johnson's dictionary is in the public domain, but please respect the hours of work put into this site by linking to it or crediting it. This site assumes no liability for its content or for the content of external sites linked to it, and has no warranty or guarantee concerning accuracy or availability.