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.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  2. sufficient(Adjective)

    The smallest amount needed.

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

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  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.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  4. sufficient(Adjective)

    Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  5. sufficient(Adjective)

    self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

    Etymology: 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

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. David Lammy:

    I'll always be a critical friend of Jeremy's because I'm not entirely won over that the 'left' message is sufficient to win government in this country, the big question is whether a broader offer to the left is enough to win in England.

  2. Bob Stembridge:

    Both Uber and Tesla do innovate, but not at a sufficient level to feature in the Top 100 list of innovative organizations around the globe as measured by patent metrics of volume, success, globalization and impact. Both Uber and Tesla neither have sufficiently large portfolios to qualify for inclusion with less than 100 granted inventions during 2010-2014.

  3. Zhang Qi:

    My feeling is that funds in the stock market are quite sufficient now and there's very high possibility the market will rebound in August.

  4. Jeremy Farrar:

    It's so thinly stretched, there's arguably no organization on earth that could cover all those (topics) at sufficient depth to be authoritative.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of sufficient

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