zur Genüge

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German[edit]

Adverb[edit]

zur Genüge

  1. (dated) enough, a sufficient amount
    Wir haben uns noch nicht zur Genüge mit diesem Thema beschäftigt.
    We haven't yet concerned ourselves with this topic enough.
  2. (idiomatic) more than enough; more than one can bear; too long a time
    Ich hab mir dein Geschrei jetzt zur Genüge angehört.
    I've listened to your screaming too long now.

Usage notes[edit]

Originally, zur Genüge means “enough” in accordance with the literal sense of the words. In contemporary usage, however, it is most often employed in the negative sense defined under 2.