What does sufficient mean?

Definitions for sufficient
səˈfɪʃ əntsuf·fi·cient

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

How to pronounce sufficient?

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    Veena
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How to say sufficient in sign language?

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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

Examples of sufficient in a Sentence

  1. Terence:

    Their silence is sufficient praise.

  2. Souleymane Coulibaly:

    Mali should be self-sufficient in food.

  3. Foreign Affairs:

    We need sufficient evidence before drawing any conclusion.

  4. Ebony Isler:

    I can't find a job that pays me enough to be self-sufficient.

  5. Azeb Asnake:

    We have sufficient resources to power a very large part of Africa.

Images & Illustrations of sufficient

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