Suf*fi"cient (?), a. [L. sufficiens, -entis, p.pr. of sufficere: cf. F. suffisant. See Suffice.]

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.

[R.]

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

Syn. -- Enough; adequate; competent; full; satisfactory; ample.

 

© Webster 1913.

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