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English noun: sufficiency

1. sufficiency (state) sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations


SamplesHer father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency.


Broader (hypernym)wealth, wealthiness

2. sufficiency (quantity) an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose


SamplesEnough is as good as a feast.
There is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country.


Synonymsenough


Broader (hypernym)relative quantity


Narrower (hyponym)fill

3. sufficiency (attribute) the quality of being sufficient for the end in view


SamplesHe questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence.


Synonymsadequacy


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)ampleness


Attributeample, meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy


Antonymsinadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency









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