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Definition of "enough" [e•nough]

  • Sufficient to meet a need or satisfy a desire; adequate: enough work to keep us all busy. See Synonyms at sufficient. (adjective)
  • An adequate number or quantity: "The Gods above should give,/They have enough and we do poorly live” ( Henry David Thoreau). (pronoun)
  • To a satisfactory amount or degree; sufficiently: Is the fish cooked enough? (adverb)
  • Very; fully; quite: We were glad enough to leave. (adverb)
  • Tolerably; rather: She sang well enough, but the show was a failure. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enough" in a sentence
  • "\ "The marchers were chanting \" enough, enough\ "and \" We the People."
  • "Not chocolatey enough if I am craving chocolate, and not *enough* if I want a crispy snack."
  • "True, one cold war was enough ... however that doesn\'t mean irrespective of the actions taken by Bush-administration, the world would never say \'One Bush-administration was (is) enough\ '.'"