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suf·fi·cient

 (sə-fĭsh′ənt)
adj.
1. Being as much as is needed; adequate; enough.
2. Archaic Competent; qualified.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sufficiēns, sufficient-, present participle of sufficere, to suffice; see suffice.]

suf·fi′cient·ly adv.
Synonyms: sufficient, acceptable, adequate, enough, satisfactory
These adjectives mean being what is needed without being in excess: has sufficient income to retire comfortably; made acceptable grades; put in an adequate supply of wood; drew enough water to fill the tub; offered a satisfactory sum for the property.

sufficient

(səˈfɪʃənt)
adj
1. enough to meet a need or purpose; adequate
2. (Logic) logic (of a condition) assuring the truth of a statement; requiring but not necessarily required by some other state of affairs. Compare necessary3e
3. archaic competent; capable
n
a sufficient quantity
[C14: from Latin sufficiens supplying the needs of, from sufficere to suffice]
sufˈficiently adv

suf•fi•cient

(səˈfɪʃ ənt)

adj.
1. adequate for the purpose; enough.
2. Logic. (of a condition) such that its existence leads to the occurrence of a given event or the existence of a given thing. Compare necessary (def. 4c).
3. Archaic. competent.
[1350–1400; < Latin sufficient-,sufficiēns, present participle of sufficere to suffice]
suf•fi′cient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sufficient - of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food"
ample - more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply"
insufficient, deficient - of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"

sufficient

adjective adequate, enough, ample, satisfactory, enow (archaic) There was not sufficient evidence to secure a conviction.
not enough, inadequate, insufficient, short, poor, scant, meagre, sparse, deficient

sufficient

adjective
1. Being what is needed without being in excess:
2. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
Translations
dostdostatečný
noktilstrækkelig
riittävä
nægilegur
dovolj

sufficient

[səˈfɪʃənt] ADJ
1. (before noun) → suficiente
given sufficient timecon suficiente tiempo
if the matter is of sufficient importancesi el asunto es lo bastante importante or lo suficientemente importante
2. to be sufficientbastar, ser suficiente
ten minutes is quite sufficientcon diez minutos basta or es suficiente
it is sufficient to say thatbasta decir or es suficiente decir que ...
sufficient unto the day (is the evil thereof)ya nos preocuparemos de eso cuando llegue el momento

sufficient

[səˈfɪʃənt] adj [number, amount, time, evidence, information] → suffisant(e)
sufficient money → suffisamment d'argent
to be sufficient → être suffisant(e)
to be sufficient for sth → suffire à qch
to be sufficient to do sth → suffire à faire qch

sufficient

adjgenügend, ausreichend, genug inv; maturity, temperaturegenügend attr, → ausreichend; reason, condition, explanation, translationhinreichend; fundsausreichend, hinreichend; evidenceausreichend; is that sufficient reason for his dismissal?ist das Grund genug or ein ausreichender Grund, ihn zu entlassen?; to be sufficientgenügen, ausreichen, genug sein; thank you, that’s sufficientdanke, das genügt or reicht; I think you have drunk quite sufficientich glaube, Sie haben genug getrunken; we haven’t got sufficient to live onwir haben nicht genug zum Leben; sufficient unto the day (is the evil thereof) (Prov) → der morgige Tag wird für sich selber sorgen

sufficient

[səˈfɪʃnt] adj sufficient (for)sufficiente (per)
that's sufficient → basta così
do you have sufficient money? → hai abbastanza soldi?

suffice

(səˈfais) verb
to be enough for a purpose or person. Will $10 suffice (you) till Monday?
sufficient adjective
enough. We haven't sufficient food to feed all these people; Will $10 be sufficient for your needs?
sufˈficiency noun
sufˈficiently adverb
suffice it to say
I need only say.

sufficient

a. suficiente;
adv. suficientemente.

sufficient

adj suficiente
References in classic literature ?
Now it is not residence which constitutes a man a citizen; for in this sojourners and slaves are upon an equality with him; nor will it be sufficient for this purpose, that you have the privilege of the laws, and may plead or be impleaded, for this all those of different nations, between whom there is a mutual agreement for that purpose, are allowed; although it very often happens, that sojourners have not a perfect right therein without the protection of a patron, to whom they are obliged to apply, which shows that their share in the community is incomplete.
A proper regulation of commerce requires much information, as has been elsewhere remarked; but as far as this information relates to the laws and local situation of each individual State, a very few representatives would be very sufficient vehicles of it to the federal councils.
The wild and impetuous current of the river rendered him doubtful whether it might not abound with impediments lower down, sufficient to render the navigation of it slow and perilous, if not impracticable.
It was true I had many and good friends, and I was blessed with interests and occupations which I had often declared sufficient to satisfy any not too exacting human being.
And to make this quite clear I say that I consider those who are able to support themselves by their own resources who can, either by abundance of men or money, raise a sufficient army to join battle against any one who comes to attack them; and I consider those always to have need of others who cannot show themselves against the enemy in the field, but are forced to defend themselves by sheltering behind walls.
Then if there are any imperfections in the constitutions of states (and that many such exist the diversity of constitutions is alone sufficient to assure us), custom has without doubt materially smoothed their inconveniences, and has even managed to steer altogether clear of, or insensibly corrected a number which sagacity could not have provided against with equal effect; and, in fine, the defects are almost always more tolerable than the change necessary for their removal; in the same manner that highways which wind among mountains, by being much frequented, become gradually so smooth and commodious, that it is much better to follow them than to seek a straighter path by climbing over the tops of rocks and descending to the bottoms of precipices.
Upon the whole, the controversy seems of no great importance to those who believe the Holy Scriptures sufficient to teach the way of salvation, but of whatever moment it may be thought, there are not proofs sufficient to decide it.
Caustic potash has a great affinity for carbonic acid; and it is sufficient to shake it in order for it to seize upon the acid and form bicarbonate of potassium.
He was, besides, the best sacrifice the higgler could make, as he had supplied him with no game since; and by this means the witness had an opportunity of screening his better customers: for the squire, being charmed with the power of punishing Black George, whom a single transgression was sufficient to ruin, made no further enquiry.
There is sufficient diversity in the state of property, in the genius, manners, and habits of the people of the different parts of the Union, to occasion a material diversity of disposition in their representatives towards the different ranks and conditions in society.
At length his horses having recovered strength sufficient for a journey, he prepared to return to the Nez Perces, or rather to visit his caches on Salmon River; that he might take thence goods and equipments for the opening season.
But she refused, saying she could now afford to employ an assistant, and would continue the school till she could purchase an annuity sufficient to maintain her in comfortable lodgings; and, meantime, she would spend her vacations alternately with us and your sister, and should be quite contented if you were happy.