sufficiently : Related Words Words similar in meaning to sufficiently


  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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  • adjective providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)
    • comfortable clothes
    • comfortable suburban houses
    • made himself comfortable in an armchair
    • the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable
    • are you comfortable?
    • feeling comfy now?
  • adjective free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind
    • was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared
    • the comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong
    • was comfortable in his religious beliefs
    • she's a comfortable person to be with
    • she felt comfortable with her fiance's parents

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  • noun the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
  • noun something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
    • a rising tide of popular interest

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  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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  • adjective deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
    • fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought
  • adverb only a very short time before
    scarcely; barely; hardly; just.
    • they could barely hear the speaker
    • we hardly knew them
    • just missed being hit
    • had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
    • would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

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  • adverb in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree
    • he was adequately prepared

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  • noun a quantity sufficient to satisfy
    • he ate his fill of potatoes
    • she had heard her fill of gossip
  • noun any material that fills a space or container
    • there was not enough fill for the trench

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  • adjective satellite characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    heretical; dissident.

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  • adjective satellite socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
    • from a decent family
    • a nice girl
  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; becoming; seemly; comely; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior

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  • verb be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    answer; do; serve.
    • A few words would answer
    • This car suits my purpose well
    • Will $100 do?
    • A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school
    • Nothing else will serve

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  • verb be sufficient
    • There's not enough to go around
  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; circulate.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office

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  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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  • noun the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"
  • noun the quality of being sufficient for the end in view
    • he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence

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  • noun a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition
  • noun the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae
    flowering glume.

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  • noun an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
    • enough is as good as a feast
    • there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country
  • adjective satellite sufficient for the purpose
    decent; adequate.
    • an adequate income
    • the food was adequate
    • a decent wage
    • enough food
    • food enough

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  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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  • noun sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations
    • her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency
  • noun an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
    • enough is as good as a feast
    • there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country

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  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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  • adjective having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
    • she had adequate training
    • her training was adequate
    • she was adequate to the job
    • he was equal to the task
  • adjective satellite sufficient for the purpose
    decent; enough.
    • an adequate income
    • the food was adequate
    • a decent wage
    • enough food
    • food enough

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  • adverb in a marginal manner
    • marginally interesting

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  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping; map.
  • noun what something is used for
    use; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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  • noun the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"

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  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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  • adjective more than enough in size or scope or capacity
    • had ample food for the party
    • an ample supply
  • adjective satellite affording an abundant supply
    plenteous; plentiful; rich; copious.
    • had ample food for the party
    • copious provisions
    • food is plentiful
    • a plenteous grape harvest
    • a rich supply

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  • adjective of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant
    • sufficient food

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  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    stingy; scrimpy; meager; meagre.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare
  • adverb to a meager degree or in a meager manner
    sparingly; meagrely; slenderly.
    • these voices are meagerly represented at the conference
    • the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources

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  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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  • noun a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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  • verb prove capable or fit; meet requirements
    measure up.
  • verb pronounce fit or able
    • She was qualified to run the marathon
    • They nurses were qualified to administer the injections

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  • noun a full supply
    plentifulness; plentitude; plenteousness; plenitude.
    • there was plenty of food for everyone
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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  • verb suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent

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  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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  • noun a state in south central United States
    Oklahoma; Sooner State.
  • noun an endorsement
    okey; okay; O.K.; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead

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  • verb continue uninterrupted
    run on.
    • The disease will run on unchecked
    • The party kept going until 4 A.M.
  • verb suffice for a period between two points
    tide over; bridge over.
    • This money will keep us going for another year

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  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
    overmuchness; superabundance; overabundance.
    • four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy
    • we received an inundation of email
  • adjective satellite very great in quantity; overabundant
    • showed overmuch affection

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  • verb suffice for a period between two points
    keep going; bridge over.
    • This money will keep us going for another year

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  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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  • adverb to an insufficient degree
    • he was insufficiently prepared

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  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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  • adverb to a sufficient degree
    • she was sufficiently fluent in Mandarin

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  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    • there is much good to be found in people

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  • noun the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency
    • the ampleness of her servings more than satisfied his hunger
  • noun the property of impressive largeness in size
    • he admired the ampleness of its proportions

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  • verb prove capable or fit; meet requirements

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  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing play; passing game; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; expiration; release.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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  • verb suffice for a period between two points
    tide over; keep going.
    • This money will keep us going for another year
  • verb connect or reduce the distance between

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  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; measure.
  • noun an adequate or large amount
    • he had a quantity of ammunition

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