An example of sufficient is when you have just enough food.
- as much as is needed; equal to what is specified or required; enough
- competent; well-qualified; able
Origin of sufficientMiddle English ; from Classical Latin sufficiens, present participle of sufficere: see suffice
- Being as much as is needed; adequate; enough.
- Archaic Competent; qualified.
Origin of sufficientMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin suffici&emacron;ns, sufficient-, present participle of sufficere, to suffice; see suffice.
(comparative more sufficient, superlative most sufficient)
- Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as,
- We have provision sufficient for the family
- This army is sufficient to defend the country.
- There is not sufficient access to the internet in the some small country villages.
- 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.
- (archaic) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.
- self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.
- The smallest amount needed.
- Sufficient of us are against this idea that we should stop now.
From Old French sufisanz, soficient, from Latin sufficiÄ“ns, present participle of sufficiÅ.