Meaning of SUFFICIENT in English


/ səˈfɪʃnt; NAmE / adjective

sufficient (to do sth) | sufficient (for sth/sb) enough for a particular purpose; as much as you need :

Allow sufficient time to get there.

These reasons are not sufficient to justify the ban.

Is £100 sufficient for your expenses?

OPP insufficient

—see also self-sufficient

►  suf·fi·cient·ly adverb :

The following day she felt sufficiently well to go to work.



Middle English (in the sense legally satisfactory ): from Old French , or from Latin sufficient- meeting the need of, from sufficere put under, meet the need of, from sub- under + facere make.

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