Definition of sufficient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈfɪʃnt//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈfɪʃnt//
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enough for a particular purpose; as much as you need Allow sufficient time to get there. One dose should be sufficient. sufficient to do something These reasons are not sufficient to justify the ban. Our budget is hardly sufficient to pay people, let alone buy any new equipment. sufficient for something/somebody Is £100 sufficient for your expenses? The salary proved sufficient for his needs. opposite insufficient see also self-sufficient Word OriginMiddle 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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