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Synonyms for sufficiency
səˈfɪʃ ən sisuf·fi·cien·cy

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  1. sufficiencynoun


  2. sufficiencynoun

    Quality or condition of being sufficient.


  3. sufficiencynoun

    An adequate amount.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sufficiencynoun

    sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations

    "her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency"

    enough, adequacy

    deficiency, insufficiency, inadequacy

  2. enough, sufficiencynoun

    an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose

    "enough is as good as a feast"; "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country"

    enough, adequacy

    inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency

  3. sufficiency, adequacynoun

    the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

    "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"

    adequateness, enough, adequacy

    inadequacy, insufficiency, deficiency

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sufficiencynoun

    adequacy, enough, competence, plenty, ample supply

  2. sufficiencynoun

    ability, qualification, capacity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sufficiencynoun

    enough, adequacy, competence

    insufficiency, inadequacy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sufficiency":

    adequacy, self-sufficiency, kefaya, complacency, solvency

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How to use sufficiency in a sentence?

  1. Robert D. Richardson:

    Part of the power of Emerson's individualism is his insistence, at crucial moments, that individualism does not mean isolation or self-sufficiency. This is not a paradox, for it is only the strong individual who can frankly concede the sometimes surprising extent of his own dependence.

  2. Ken Cuccinelli:

    The principle driving it is an old American value and that's self-sufficiency, it will also have the long-term benefit of protecting taxpayers by ensuring people who are immigrating to this country don't become public burdens, that they can stand on their own two feet, as immigrants in years past have done.

  3. Ata Mohammad Noor:

    We needed factories to produce our own ammunition and workshops to repair the aircraft and other vehicles that were given to the Afghan forces, but the international forces did not work to build a foundation, a self-sufficiency in Afghanistan.

  4. Pamela Wheelock:

    We need to have enough information about a suspect so that somebody can reasonably use that information to help keep themselves safe, unless we have a sufficiency of information, we’re not actually going to use any suspect information.

  5. Krijn Poppe:

    In future we have to feed more people, and agriculture is becoming part of geopolitics, you see in a lot of countries there is interest in local production. In Russia it's influenced by a self-sufficiency policy.

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