Definition of “sufficient” - English Dictionary

“sufficient” in British English

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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.
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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adverb uk /səˈfɪʃ.ə us /səˈfɪʃ.ə



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.
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)