1. [ noun ] an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
Synonyms: enough

"enough is as good as a feast" "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country"

Related terms: relative_quantity fill suffice
2. [ noun ] sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations

"her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency"

Related terms: wealth suffice
3. [ noun ] the quality of being sufficient for the end in view
Synonyms: adequacy

"he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"

Related terms: insufficiency insufficiency quality quantity ampleness ample meager
Similar spelling:   sufficiently