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Meaning of SUFFICIENT

Pronunciation:  su'fishunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food"
 

SUFFICIENT is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: adequate, comfortable, decent, enough, spare
 
 Antonyms: deficient, insufficient
 
 See Also: ample

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Suf*fi"cient\, a. [L. sufficiens, -entis, p. pr. of
sufficere: cf. F. suffisant. See {Suffice}.]
1. Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough;
   ample; competent; as, provision sufficient for the family;
   an army sufficient to defend the country.

         My grace is sufficient for thee.      --2 Cor. xii.
                                               9.

2. Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of
   competent power or ability; qualified; fit.

         Who is sufficient for these things?   --2 Cor. ii.
                                               16.

3. Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

         The man is, notwithstanding, sufficient . . . I
         think I may take his bond.            --Shak.

4. Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content. [R.]

         Thou art the most sufficient (I'll say for thee),
         Not to believe a thing.               --Beau. & Fl.

Syn: Enough; adequate; competent; full; satisfactory; ample.

 

 

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