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Definition 1: the quality of being sufficient for the end in view - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where sufficiency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence

Synonyms for sufficiency in the sense of this definition

(sufficiency is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of sufficiency ) the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency

"the ampleness of her servings more than satisfied his hunger"

(... are attributes of sufficiency) more than enough in size or scope or capacity

"had ample food for the party" "an ample supply"

(... are attributes of sufficiency) deficient in amount or quality or extent

"meager resources" "meager fare"

Definition 2: an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where sufficiency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for sufficiency in the sense of this definition

(sufficiency is a kind of ...) a quantity relative to some purpose

(... is a kind of sufficiency ) a quantity sufficient to satisfy

"he ate his fill of potatoes" "she had heard her fill of gossip"

Definition 3: sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations - [noun denoting state]

Samples where sufficiency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency

(sufficiency is a kind of ...) the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money

"great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"

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