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"sufficient" in British English

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sufficientadjective

uk   /səˈfɪʃ.ənt/ us   /səˈfɪʃ.ənt/
B2 enough for a particular purpose: This recipe should be sufficient for five people. It was thought that he'd committed the crime but there wasn't sufficient evidence to convict him.
Opposite
have had sufficient UK formal
to have eaten enough: "Would you like some more stew?" "No thanks, I've had sufficient."

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sufficiently
adverb uk   /səˈfɪʃ.ənt.li/ us   /səˈfɪʃ.ənt.li/

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C1 McGeechan has not recovered sufficiently to play in the semifinal tomorrow. The case was sufficiently serious to warrant investigation by the police.
(Definition of sufficient from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sufficient" in American English

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sufficientadjective [not gradable]

us   /səˈfɪʃ·ənt/
enough for a particular purpose: [+ to infinitive] The company did not have sufficient funds to pay for the goods it had received.
sufficiently
adverb [not gradable] us   /səˈfɪʃ·ənt·li/
[+ to infinitive] Kulkowski hopes to have recovered sufficiently from his knee injury to play in the semifinals next week.
(Definition of sufficient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sufficient”
in Arabic كافٍ…
in Korean 충분한…
in Portuguese suficiente…
in Catalan suficient…
in Japanese 十分な, 足りる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 足够的,充足的…
in Turkish yeterli, kâfi…
in Russian достаточный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 足夠的,充足的…
in Italian sufficiente…
in Polish wystarczający, dostateczny…
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“sufficient” in British English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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