What does sufficient mean?

Definitions for sufficientsəˈfɪʃ ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sufficient.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sufficient(adj)

    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

    "sufficient food"

Wiktionary

  1. sufficient(Adjective)

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

    Sufficient of us are against this idea that we should stop now.

  2. sufficient(Adjective)

    The smallest amount needed.

    Sufficient of us are against this idea that we should stop now.

  3. sufficient(Adjective)

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

    A two-week training course is sufficient to get a job in the coach-driving profession.

  4. sufficient(Adjective)

    Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

  5. sufficient(Adjective)

    self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

  6. Origin: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sufficient(adj)

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

  2. Sufficient(adj)

    possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit

  3. Sufficient(adj)

    capable of meeting obligations; responsible

  4. Sufficient(adj)

    self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sufficient' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1739

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sufficient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2559

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sufficient' in Adjectives Frequency: #224

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sufficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sufficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stendhal:

    A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

    Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

  3. Aristotle:

    He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

  4. Confucius:

    When a man's knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again.

  5. Saker Nusseibeh:

    The U.S. is self-sufficient in food, water, energy and labor - and they've managed to corner the market in technological innovation ... The dollar has to be strong in 2015.

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