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Synonyms for sufficient
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sufficient(adj)

    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

    "sufficient food"

    poor, low, light, depleted, short, shy(p), lean, deficient, skimpy, scant(p), inadequate, insufficient

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sufficient

    Adequate, commensurate, and sufficient signify equal to some given occasion or work; as, a sum sufficient to meet expenses; an adequate remedy for the disease. Commensurate is the more precise and learned word, signifying that which exactly measures the matter in question. Adapted, fit, suitable, and qualified refer to the qualities which match or suit the occasion. A clergyman may have strength adequate to the work of a porter; but that would not be a fit or suitable occupation for him. Work is satisfactory if it satisfies those for whom it is done, though it may be very poor work judged by some higher standard. Qualified refers to acquired abilities; competent to both natural and acquired; a qualified teacher may be no longer competent, by reason of ill health. Able and capable suggest general ability and reserved power, able being the higher word of the two. An able man will do something well in any position. A capable man will come up to any ordinary demand. We say an able orator, a capable accountant.

    able, adapted, adequate, capable, commensurate, competent, equal, fit, fitted, fitting, qualified, satisfactory, suitable

    disqualified, inadequate, incompetent, inferior, insufficient, poor, unequal, unfit, unqualified, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, useless, worthless

    Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sufficient

    adequate, equal, competent, satisfactory, tit, qualified, adapted, suited, enough, ample

    inadequate, unequal, incompetent, unqualified, unadapted, insufficient, unsuited, meagre, bare, scanty, short, deficient

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sufficient(a.)

    adequate (to supply a want), ENOUGH, competent, ample, satisfactory

  2. sufficient(a.)

    qualified, fit, able

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sufficient(a)


    insufficient, inadequate

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  1. Melina Varoutsikou:

    At this stage there is no problem of shortages. There is sufficient stock in our warehouses and we renew it frequently, however, nobody knows how much these can last. It all depends on which product we are talking about.

  2. Mario Raviglione:

    India is a positive, successful story up to a certain point. From now on, that positive story won't be sufficient and they'll need to do more, when you have a government that cut money to health, you cannot be satisfied. This is a major gap that has to be fixed.

  3. Jorge Luis Borges:

    Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read.

  4. Adam Nawalka:

    Some players unfortunately did not play a sufficient number of matches, but from the beginning we have tried to make sure it would not have any impact on their efficiency.

  5. Defence Ministry spokesman Serhiy Galushko:

    Sufficient troops and resources remain along the front line in case the terrorists and the forces supporting them violate the ceasefire.

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