What does sufficient mean?

Definitions for sufficient
səˈfɪʃ əntsuf·fi·cient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sufficientadjective

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

    "sufficient food"

Wiktionary

  1. sufficientadjective

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

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

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  2. sufficientadjective

    The smallest amount needed.

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

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  3. sufficientadjective

    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.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  4. sufficientadjective

    Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  5. sufficientadjective

    self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sufficientadjective

    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. Sufficientadjective

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

  3. Sufficientadjective

    capable of meeting obligations; responsible

  4. Sufficientadjective

    self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content

Editors Contribution

  1. sufficient

    To provide an accurate amount.

    They had sufficient passion, food and soul to create a simple yet effective environment for a simple wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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

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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. Elizabeth Seymour:

    We eliminated the non-sufficient funds fee and significantly increased the amount a customer can overdraw before overdraft fees are charged, these changes reflect our continuous efforts to offer the best, most competitive products and services our customers want.

  2. Ken Balcomb:

    The cause is lack of sufficient food resources in their foraging area, there's not enough food, and that's due to environmental reasons.

  3. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer:

    We're not ordering members to come back, but we do expect sufficient members to come back so we can have a quorum.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    What William Barr saw on the part of The Trump administration with the citizenship question, it's disgraceful, the Supreme Court did not rule in their favor because they said The Trump administration did not give sufficient evidence as to why the census citizenship question should be there.

  5. Julia Louis-Dreyfus:

    Up to 70 percent of breast cancer survivors who have had a mastectomy are really unsure or unaware of their reconstruction options, and many of those women who desire to have surgery don’t have sufficient insurance or other resources to cover it.

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