Definition of sufficient in English:

sufficient

Line breaks: suf|fi¦cient
Pronunciation: /səˈfɪʃ(ə)nt
 
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adjective & determiner

  • Enough; adequate: [as adjective]: he had a small private income which was sufficient for her needs [as determiner]: they had sufficient resources to survive
    More example sentences
    • This would not happen if we had sufficient staff and resources to do our job properly.
    • If it can do all that in sufficient numbers, it might be enough to start spooking its rivals.
    • That experience was sufficient to prove to me that handling these big schemes is no easy matter.
    Synonyms
    enough, adequate, plenty of, ample, abundant
    informal plenty

Derivatives

sufficiently

adverb
More example sentences
  • Then as now, Egyptian artefacts were sufficiently unusual as to be valuable gifts.
  • The next requirement to ascertain is whether the breach is sufficiently serious.
  • Technology is sufficiently advanced to make real changes to the lives of patients.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'legally satisfactory'): from Old French, or from Latin sufficient- 'meeting the need of' (see suffice).

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