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"sufficient" in British English

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sufficientadjective

uk   us   /səˈfɪʃ.ənt/
B2 enough for a ​particularpurpose: This ​recipe should be sufficient for five ​people. It was ​thought that he'd ​committed the ​crime but there wasn't sufficient ​evidence toconvict him.
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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   us   /-li/
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C1 McGeechan has not ​recovered sufficiently to ​play in the ​semifinaltomorrow. The ​case was sufficiently ​serious to ​warrantinvestigation 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 ​particularpurpose: [+ 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 ​kneeinjury 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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