sufficient

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sufficient \Suf*fi"cient\, adjective [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sufficient

adjective

1: of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food" [ant: {deficient}, {insufficient}]


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