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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sufficiently - to a sufficient degree; "she was sufficiently fluent in Mandarin"
insufficiently - to an insufficient degree; "he was insufficiently prepared"
Translations
بصورةٍ كافِيَه
dostatečně
sufiĉe
nægilega
dostatočne
yeter derecede

sufficiently

[səˈfɪʃəntlɪ] ADV
1. (before adjective, adverb) → (lo) suficientemente, (lo) bastante
sufficiently large/high to do sth(lo) suficientemente or (lo) bastante grande/alto (como) para hacer algo
2. (after verb) → lo suficiente
I think he has been punished sufficientlycreo que ya lo han castigado lo suficiente
he had recovered sufficiently to get out of bedse había recuperado lo suficiente como para levantarse de la cama

sufficiently

[səˈfɪʃəntli] advsuffisamment

sufficiently

advgenug; sufficiently good/warm etcgut/warm etc genug pred, → genügend or ausreichend gut/warm etc; a sufficiently large numbereine ausreichend große Anzahl

sufficiently

[səˈfɪʃntlɪ] advsufficientemente, abbastanza
sufficiently large (quantity) → sufficiente (number) → abbastanza grande
she is sufficiently intelligent to understand → è abbastanza or sufficientemente intelligente per capire

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.
References in classic literature ?
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And if they do not sufficiently enlarge their policy to embrace the collective welfare of their particular State, how can it be imagined that they will make the aggregate prosperity of the Union, and the dignity and respectability of its government, the objects of their affections and consultations?
He was not sufficiently guilty to suffer death, but he was too much so to be set at liberty.
When different people see what they call the same table, they see things which are not exactly the same, owing to difference of point of view, but which are sufficiently alike to be described in the same words, so long as no great accuracy or minuteness is sought.
My children," said the Oldest and Wisest Ape in All the World, when he had heard the Deputation, "you did right in ridding yourselves of tyranny, but your tribe is not sufficiently advanced to dispense with the forms of monarchy.
Those who are sufficiently interested to desire to read his own detailed account of the society he would fain establish, will find an excellent passage in Aphorism 57 of "The Antichrist".
Let me also pray, that you will excuse my speaking to you in my native language, and that you will reply in the same if your knowledge of it permits; if not, I sufficiently understand Norman to follow your meaning.
And yet, that it may be determined whether the foundations that I have laid are sufficiently secure, I find myself in a measure constrained to advert to them.
What has been already said will almost of itself sufficiently show how an oligarchy ought to be founded; for he who would frame such a state should have in his view a democracy to oppose it; for every species of oligarchy should be founded on principles diametrically opposite to some species of democracy.
For several miles Worson went on very well, at an easy gait, without apparent fatigue, for he had really great powers of endurance and was not sufficiently intoxicated to enfeeble them.
I have written the present volume because I have found no other that, to my mind, combines satisfactory accomplishment of these ends with a selection of authors sufficiently limited for clearness and with adequate accuracy and fulness of details, biographical and other.
Thought, under the form of edifice, could have beheld itself burned in the public square by the hands of the executioner, in its manuscript form, if it had been sufficiently imprudent to risk itself thus; thought, as the door of a church, would have been a spectator of the punishment of thought as a book.