Sufficient meaning

sə-fĭshənt
The definition of sufficient is enough or as much as is needed.

An example of sufficient is when you have just enough food.

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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.

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(archaic) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.
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Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.
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The smallest amount needed.

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

determiner
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Being as much as is needed; adequate; enough.
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Competent; well-qualified; able.
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(archaic) Competent; qualified.
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As much as is needed; equal to what is specified or required; enough.
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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.

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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 sufficiÄ“ns, present participle of sufficiō.

    From Wiktionary