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. "Thou art the most sufficient (I'll say for thee), Not to believe a thing." (Beau. & Fl)

Synonyms: Enough, adequate, competent, full, satisfactory, ample.

Origin: L. Sufficiens, -entis, p.pr. Of sufficere: cf. F. Suffisant. See Suffice.

(01 Mar 1998)

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