Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sufficient”

See all translations

sufficient

adjective uk   /səˈfɪʃ.ənt/ us  
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 formal to have eaten enough: "Would you like some more stew?" "No thanks, I've had sufficient."
More examples
sufficiently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
More examples
C1 McGeechan has not recovered sufficiently to play in the semifinal tomorrow. The case was sufficiently serious to warrant investigation by the police.
Translations of “sufficient”
in Korean 충분한…
in Arabic كافٍ…
in Portuguese suficiente…
in Catalan suficient…
in Japanese 十分な, 足りる…
in Italian sufficiente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 足夠的,充足的…
in Russian достаточный…
in Turkish yeterli, kâfi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 足够的,充足的…
in Polish wystarczający, dostateczny…
(Definition of sufficient from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sufficient?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “sufficient”

Definitions of “sufficient” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More