sufficient

[ suh-fish-uhnt ]
/ səˈfɪʃ ənt /

adjective

adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection.
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).
Archaic. competent.

Nearby words

  1. sufferingly,
  2. suffern,
  3. suffice,
  4. suffice it to say,
  5. sufficiency,
  6. sufficient condition,
  7. sufficient reason,
  8. sufficiently,
  9. suffix,
  10. suffixation

Origin of sufficient

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sufficient- (stem of sufficiēns), present participle of sufficere to suffice, equivalent to suf- suf- + -fici-, present stem of -ficere, combining form of facere to make, do1 + -ent- -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for sufficiently

sufficient

/ (səˈfɪʃənt) /

adjective

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

noun

a sufficient quantity
Derived Formssufficiently, adverb

Word Origin for sufficient

C14: from Latin sufficiens supplying the needs of, from sufficere to suffice

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