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. Engineer.AI:

    You’ve got to have a sufficient amount of positive goodwill and energy to survive that time-to-delay”

  2. Alexei Yurchak:

    Today this original meaning of these bodies has changed – in Vietnam the body of Ho today stands for anti-colonial struggles for independence and even for new nationalism, much more than for communism, in North Korea the two Kims' bodies stand for a self-sufficient country organized around one leader and existing in the face of the 'imperialist surroundings.'.

  3. Alex Traverso:

    We issued our emergency regulations back in November, and at that time, we were pretty clear about the fact that there would be a six-month transition period for retailers to use up their existing supply, we felt that was a sufficient amount of time to deplete stock on hand and adapt to California's new rules.

  4. Plato:

    Misanthropy ariseth from a man trusting another without having sufficient knowledge of his character, and, thinking him to be truthful, sincere, and honourable, finds a little afterwards that he is wicked, faithless, and then he meets with another of the same character. When a man experiences this often, and more particularly from those whom he considered his most dear and best friends, at last, having frequently made a slip, he hates the whole world, and thinks that there is nothing sound at all in any of them.

  5. Cao Xuefeng:

    The aggressive stocks and margin financing actually go together, it's margin financing's facilitator, previously, many people used financing to buy into shares that went soaring. After sufficient losses, there might be much room to fall.

Images & Illustrations of sufficient

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