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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 ?
Though if a sufficient number of these bats attacked a man at the same time, he would have small chance to escape alive.
He was the only being present who possessed sufficient candor to admit that he was not listening to these gracious performances for the first time that summer.
There is sufficient historical truth in the picture to justify the use that has been made of it.
I now live in peace and safety, enjoying the sweets of liberty, and the bounties of Providence, with my once fellow-sufferers, in this delightful country, which I have seen purchased with a vast expence of blood and treasure, delighting in the prospect of its being, in a short time, one of the most opulent and powerful states on the continent of North- America; which, with the love and gratitude of my country-men, I esteem a sufficient reward for all my toil and dangers.
One glance was sufficient to show that they had already availed themselves of the new clothing bought by Fairfax, had washed, and one or two had shaved.
Their companions, or those who endeavored to become such, grew conscious of a circle round about the Maules, within the sanctity or the spell of which, in spite of an exterior of sufficient frankness and good-fellowship, it was impossible for any man to step.
Doubtless, however, either of these stern and black-browed Puritans would have thought it quite a sufficient retribution for his sins that, after so long a lapse of years, the old trunk of the family tree, with so much venerable moss upon it, should have borne, as its topmost bough, an idler like myself.
The revenue arising from his school was small, and would have been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for he was a huge feeder, and, though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda; but to help out his maintenance, he was, according to country custom in those parts, boarded and lodged at the houses of the farmers whose children he instructed.
She had already got back her gaiety, and appeared to take this as an answer quite sufficient.
Very often do the captains of such ships take those absent-minded young philosophers to task, upbraiding them with not feeling sufficient interest in the voyage; half-hinting that they are so hopelessly lost to all honorable ambition, as that in their secret souls they would rather not see whales than otherwise.
Stubb knows him best of all, and Stubb always says he's queer; says nothing but that one sufficient little word queer; he's queer, says Stubb; he's queer--queer, queer; and keeps dinning it into Mr.
The inquest cleared the horse's character, and your lordship's recommendation, or mine, would be sufficient warrant for him.