Sufficient Definition

sə-fĭshənt
adjective
As much as is needed; equal to what is specified or required; enough.
Webster's New World
Competent; well-qualified; able.
Webster's New World

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.
Wiktionary

(archaic) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

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Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

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determiner
The smallest amount needed.
Sufficient of us are against this idea that we should stop now.
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Origin of Sufficient

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin sufficiēns sufficient- present participle of sufficere to suffice suffice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French sufisanz, soficient, from Latin sufficiēns, present participle of sufficiō.

    From Wiktionary

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