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sufficient +‎ -ly


  • IPA(key): /səˈfɪʃəntli/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: suf‧fi‧cient‧ly


sufficiently (comparative more sufficiently, superlative most sufficiently)

  1. (manner) In a sufficient manner; enough.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
    • 1980, Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book, page 112:
      I prefer to think that birds have a sufficiently developed sense of humour to enjoy the spectacle of a human being hunched beneath a bush kissing the back of their hand.
    Once we had eaten and drunk sufficiently, we padded off to sleep.
  2. (degree) To a sufficient extent.
    We wanted to build a tepee, but we couldn't find sufficiently long sticks.