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Definition of "sufficient" []

  • Being as much as is needed. (adjective)
  • Archaic Competent; qualified. (adjective)

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 "sufficient" in a sentence
  • "With respect to the frequency of the applications, I will say that while there are some cases where a bath twice a week is sufficient, and others where a bath every day is imperatively necessary, in far the greater majority of cases suitable for electro-balneological treatment, a bath every alternate day is _sufficient_, but a bath every day is"
  • "CP chief negotiator Tom Langley, speaking at a joint Cosag Press conference on Monday, accused the Government and the ANC and their allies at talks of making a "mockery" of the term sufficient consensus."
  • "All the more reason to resist such urges toward erecting trade barriers: The Saudi CEO maintained that there is the potential of four and a half trillion barrels in reserves, which he called sufficient to power the world -- at current levels of consumption -- for 140 years."