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Synonyms for sufficiency
səˈfɪʃ ən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sufficiency(noun)

    sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations

    "her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency"

    enough, adequacy

    deficiency, insufficiency, inadequacy

  2. enough, sufficiency(noun)

    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, adequacy(noun)

    the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

    "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"

    adequateness, enough, adequacy

    inadequacy, insufficiency, deficiency


  1. sufficiency(noun)

    Quality or condition of being sufficient.


  2. sufficiency(noun)

    An adequate amount.


  3. sufficiency(noun)


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sufficiency(n.)

    adequacy, enough, competence, plenty, ample supply

  2. sufficiency(n.)

    ability, qualification, capacity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    adequacy, self-sufficiency, kefaya, complacency, solvency

How to use sufficiency in a sentence?

  1. Krijn Poppe:

    You see in a lot of countries there is interest in local production. In Russia it's influenced by a self-sufficiency policy, with Saudi Arabia it's driven by food security.

  2. Daniel Redondo:

    We don't believe in self sufficiency. We believe in supplying the country's needs, self sufficiency would imply to have an exportable surplus and that is not going to happen soon.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    If/when you are engraced by God. Sufficiency is bound to be your portion. Yes of course, God's grace endows all-round sufficiency. So, quest for more and more of God's grace for as long as you live.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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