HyperDic: sufficiency

English > 3 senses of the word sufficiency:
NOUNstatesufficiencysufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations
quantitysufficiency, enoughan adequate quantity
attributesufficiency, adequacythe quality of being sufficient for the end in view
sufficiency > pronunciation
Soundssahfih'shahnsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > sufficiency: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningsufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations.
Example"her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency"
Broaderwealth, wealthinessThe state of being rich and affluent
Spanishsuficiencia
Verbssufficebe sufficient
English > sufficiency: 3 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningAn adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose.
Example "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country"
Synonymenough
NarrowerfillA quantity sufficient to satisfy
Broaderrelative quantityA quantity relative to some purpose
Adjectivessufficientof a quantity that can fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant
Verbssufficebe sufficient
English > sufficiency: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being sufficient for the end in view.
Example"he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"
Synonymadequacy
AttributesampleMore than enough in size or scope or capacity
meager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpyDeficient in amount or quality or extent
NarroweramplenessThe property of being more than sufficient
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositeinsufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencylack of an adequate quantity or number
Spanishsuficiencia
Adjectivessufficientof a quantity that can fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant
Verbssufficebe sufficient

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