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The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
Steven Brust

Meaning of "sufficient" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUFFICIENT

From Latin sufficiens supplying the needs of, from sufficere to suffice.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUFFICIENT

sufficient  [səˈfɪʃənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUFFICIENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sufficient can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SUFFICIENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sufficient

Necessity and sufficiency

In logic, necessity and sufficiency are implicational relationships between statements. The assertion that one statement is a necessary and sufficient condition of another means that the former statement is true if and only if the latter is true. That is, the two statements must be either simultaneously true or simultaneously false. In ordinary English, 'necessary' and 'sufficient' indicate relations between conditions or states of affairs, not statements. Being a male sibling is a necessary and sufficient condition for being a brother. Fred's being a male sibling is necessary and sufficient for the truth of the statement that Fred is a brother.

Definition of sufficient in the English dictionary

The first definition of sufficient in the dictionary is enough to meet a need or purpose; adequate. Other definition of sufficient is competent; capable. Sufficient is also a sufficient quantity.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUFFICIENT


abortifacient
əˌbɔːtɪˈfeɪʃənt
absorbefacient
əbˌsɔːbɪˈfeɪʃənt
coefficient
ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt
deficient
dɪˈfɪʃənt
efficient
ɪˈfɪʃənt
hyperefficient
ˌhaɪpərɪˈfɪʃənt
immunodeficient
ˌɪmjʊnəʊdɪˈfɪʃənt
impatient
ɪmˈpeɪʃənt
inefficient
ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt
inpatient
ˈɪnˌpeɪʃənt
insufficient
ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt
liquefacient
ˌlɪkwɪˈfeɪʃənt
outpatient
ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃənt
patient
ˈpeɪʃənt
perficient
pəˈfɪʃənt
proficient
prəˈfɪʃənt
sorbefacient
ˌsɔːbɪˈfeɪʃənt
superefficient
ˌsuːpərɪˈfɪʃənt
ultraefficient
ˌʌltrəɪˈfɪʃənt
unsufficient
ˌʌnsəˈfɪʃənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUFFICIENT

sufferer
suffering
sufferingly
suffete
suffice
suffice it to say that
sufficer
sufficience
sufficiencies
sufficiency
sufficient condition
sufficient reason
sufficiently
sufficingness
suffisance
suffix
suffixal
suffixation
suffixion
sufflate

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUFFICIENT

ancient
beta coefficient
binomial coefficient
client
conscient
correlation coefficient
diffusion coefficient
drag coefficient
energy-efficient
fuel-efficient
inconscient
omniscient
partition coefficient
parturifacient
Pearson´s correlation coefficient
Pearson´s product moment correlation coefficient
permeability coefficient
prescient
scient
self-sufficient
tumefacient

Synonyms and antonyms of sufficient in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUFFICIENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sufficient» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sufficient

Translation of «sufficient» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUFFICIENT

Find out the translation of sufficient to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sufficient from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sufficient» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

足够的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

suficiente
570 millions of speakers

English

sufficient
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर्याप्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كافية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

достаточно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

suficiente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যথেষ্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

suffisant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cukup
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ausreichend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

十分な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

충분한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cekap
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போதுமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुरेसा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yeterli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sufficiente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wystarczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

достатньо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

suficient
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επαρκή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voldoende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tillräcklig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilstrekkelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sufficient

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUFFICIENT»

The term «sufficient» is very widely used and occupies the 5.933 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUFFICIENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sufficient

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUFFICIENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sufficient.
1
Jack Henry Abbott
There was never sufficient evidence presented at my trial to support a finding of intent to kill.
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B. R. Ambedkar
History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
3
Paddy Ashdown
Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful. Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal, and they feel let down by that.
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Conrad Black
The Arabs could have peace tomorrow if sufficient numbers of Palestinians were not content to be used as cannon fodder in fruitless assaults on Israel, even as the surrounding Arab powers distract the Arab masses with the red herring of Israel while retarding their countries with their repression and corruption.
5
Emily Bronte
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
6
Steven Brust
The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
7
Samuel Butler
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
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Giacomo Casanova
The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
9
Jesus Christ
Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
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Robert Delaunay
The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUFFICIENT»

Discover the use of sufficient in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sufficient and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to ...
"Step-by-step, how-to projects for home rain collection, solar panels, food storage, solar energy systems, eco-friendly improvements, bee keeping, and more"--Provided by publisher.
Betsy Matheson, 2011
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The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: The Complete ...
Describes how to live in harmony with the planet independently, and presents information on raising crops and livestock, making homemade food staples and household items, and using natural forms of energy.
John Seymour, 2009
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Sufficient: A Modern Guide to Sustainable Living
This book is a guide to starting that process, however and wherever you currently live in the world.
Tom Petherick, 2009
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The Self Sufficient-Ish Bible: An Eco-Living Guide for the ...
Describes how to make small changes in household lifestyle to become more environmentally conscious and self-sufficient, including tips on cleaning, gardening, seasonal cooking, and renewable energy.
Andy Hamilton, Dave Hamilton, 2009
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The Principle of Sufficient Reason: A Reassessment
In this 2006 volume, which was the first on the topic in the English language in nearly half a century, Alexander Pruss examines the substantive philosophical issues raised by the Principle Reason.
Alexander R. Pruss, 2006
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On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason
This is the basis of all of Schopenhauer's thinking, and here, he offers an essential foundation for understanding and appreciating all of his work.
Arthur Schopenhauer, 2007
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This is Not Sufficient: An Essay on Animality and Human ...
Examining a range of Derrida's writings, including his most recent L'animal que donc je suis, as well as Aporias, Of Spirit, Rams, and Rogues, Leonard Lawlor reconstructs a portrait of Derrida's views on animality and their intimate ...
Leonard Lawlor, 2007
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God's Grace Is Sufficient: My Personal Journey from ...
Join Anetta as her painful struggles become her personal triumphs through her undying faith in the grace of God. 'God's Grace is Sufficient is a story of grace in the face of adversity.
Anetta Parker, 2011
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Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of ...
“Explanation consists in the supposition of something that would have been sufficient to the existence of the observed fact under a given known law” ( Ducasse 1925, pp. 152–53). Explanation is, therefore, concerned with the identification and ...
Daniel W. Bromley, 2010
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"Sufficient to Have Stood, Though Free to Fall": The ...
A parable is a narrative with a moral lesson; it teaches its lesson by using familiar topics in unexpected comparisons that draw readers into the text.
Amy Stewart Bizik, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUFFICIENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sufficient is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bihar lacks sufficient land for solar power plants: Minister
Bihar also lacks sufficient land for the purpose, he said. The minister was speaking at a national conference on 'Renewable energy road map for growing Bihar' ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
God's grace is sufficient, all the time
“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints ... «RiverheadLOCAL, Jul 15»
3
Self-sufficient satisfaction
SELF-SUFFICIENT: Allora's Krista Bjorn has turned her 40 acre farm into a self-sufficiency paradise, raising her own goats, ducks and chickens and growing just ... «Warwick Daily News, Jun 15»
4
Moncton RCMP says detachment has sufficient number of carbines …
MONCTON, N.B. – The officer in charge of the RCMP in Moncton, N.B., says the detachment has received a sufficient number of carbine rifles over the past year ... «Globalnews.ca, Jun 15»
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Do you want to be self-sufficient? This infographic shows how much …
A family of four that wants to raise and grow all its own food needs just over two acres to eat for a year, according to this infographic. This explainer — which was ... «Bangor Daily News, Jun 15»
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Continued employment constitutes sufficient consideration for …
Friedlen that continued employment of an at-will employee following the execution of a restrictive covenant, such as a non-competition agreement, is sufficient ... «Lexology, Jun 15»
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Sufficient coal stock at power plants: NTPC
"We have sufficient coal at every station as of now," NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Arup Roy Choudhury told PTI. If rains are poor and hydro power ... «Economic Times, Jun 15»
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Water reserves in Selangor sufficient, not less than 5%, says MB
Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali says water levels in the state is still able to meet the demands of the people. – The Malaysian Insider filepic, May 14 ... «The Malaysian Insider, May 15»
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Bill Aims to Make Disabled in SC More Self-Sufficient
In South Carolina, there's now an effort to help families of autistic and other disabled children. A new bill would help children be self sufficient and not penalize ... «WJBF-TV, Apr 15»
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Kintore community member thinks remote Aboriginal communities …
... own earthmoving business. He is keen to help the people of Kintore become self-sufficient. Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. «ABC Online, Mar 15»

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