Origin of sufficient
Examples from the Web for sufficient
“The level of outside support… has not been sufficient enough for them to distance themselves from al Nusra,” Cafarella said.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says
January 2, 2015
It's probably necessary for success in the long term, but it's far, far, far from sufficient.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS
November 25, 2014
Suspicion of exposure to Ebola, for example, is sufficient to justify mandatory isolation.Are Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Legal?
October 28, 2014
Whitefish, Montana, where NPI is based, is apparently not sufficient.American Racist Richard Spencer Gets to Play the Martyr in Hungary
October 7, 2014
“There was sufficient targeting information on these guys in June,” said one senior U.S. intelligence official.Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack in June
October 2, 2014
In a short time, I shall not have sufficient strength to impart all I have to say.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
There obtained just sufficient water for ourselves and the horses.
There is sufficient water to last the party about a week, but not more.
It will not be sufficient that the rash counsels of human passion are rejected.
Here proof of the lunacy of the maiden aunt would be sufficient.
- enough to meet a need or purpose; adequate
- logic (of a condition) assuring the truth of a statement; requiring but not necessarily required by some other state of affairsCompare necessary (def. 3e)
- archaic competent; capable
- a sufficient quantity
Word Origin and History for sufficient
early 14c., from Old French sufficient, from Latin sufficiens, present participle of sufficere (see suffice).