Definition of Sufficient

1. Adjective. Of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant. "Sufficient food"

Attributes: Quantity
Also: Ample
Similar to: Adequate, Decent, Enough, Comfortable
Antonyms: Insufficient
Derivative terms: Suffice, Sufficiency, Sufficiency



Definition of Sufficient

1. a. Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as, provision sufficient for the family; an army sufficient to defend the country.

Definition of Sufficient

1. Adjective. Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as, ¹

2. Adjective. Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit. ¹

3. Adjective. (archaic) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible. ¹

4. Adjective. self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content. ¹

5. Determiner. The smallest amount needed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sufficient

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sufficient

suffete
suffetes
suffice
suffice it to say
suffice to say
sufficed
sufficer
sufficers
suffices
sufficeth
sufficience
sufficiences
sufficiencie
sufficiencies
sufficiency
sufficient
sufficient condition
sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
sufficiently
sufficing
sufficingness
suffix
suffix notation
suffix tree
suffixable
suffixal
suffixation
suffixations
suffixed
suffixes

Literary usage of Sufficient

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (2001)
"... iv) gives to Chetwood the coup de grace in the present instance : ' the spelling of " wythe " is sufficient to condemn the title as spurious. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"528, 2 S. É. 888 ( holding that where paper is payable at a bank it is not sufficient to show that it was presented for payment to the cashier of the bank, ..."

3. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"... the last effort of his overthrown will is but sufficient to consummate the triumph of evil- and the noble Moor dies the most awful of deaths. ..."

4. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"ception of his pilgrims, there is sufficient to furnish them against all attempts whatsoever. But, as I said, " he will be inquired of by them, ..."

5. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"... the appre- hension of the judgment that did hang over our heads : but all was not sufficient to prevail with very '*««•*• them to come with me. * nance. ..."

6. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1888)
"We found in the last paper, that mere declarations in the written constitution are not sufficient to restrain the several departments within their legal ..."

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