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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sufficient  \Suf*fi"cient\,  a.  [L.  sufficiens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  sufficere:  cf  F.  suffisant.  See  {Suffice}.] 
  1.  Equal  to  the  end  proposed;  adequate  to  wants  enough; 
  ample;  competent;  as  provision  sufficient  for  the  family; 
  an  army  sufficient  to  defend  the  country. 
 
  My  grace  is  sufficient  for  thee.  --2  Cor.  xii. 
  9. 
 
  2.  Possessing  adequate  talents  or  accomplishments;  of 
  competent  power  or  ability;  qualified;  fit 
 
  Who  is  sufficient  for  these  things?  --2  Cor.  ii 
  16. 
 
  3.  Capable  of  meeting  obligations;  responsible. 
 
  The  man  is  notwithstanding,  sufficient  .  .  .  I 
  think  I  may  take  his  bond.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Self-sufficient;  self-satisfied;  content.  [R.] 
 
  Thou  art  the  most  sufficient  (I'll  say  for  thee), 
  Not  to  believe  a  thing  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  Syn:  Enough;  adequate;  competent;  full;  satisfactory;  ample. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sufficient 
  adj  :  of  a  quantity  that  can  fulfill  a  need  or  requirement  but 
  without  being  abundant;  "sufficient  food"  [ant:  {insufficient}] 




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