Suf*fi"cient (?), a. [L.
sufficiens, -entis, p. pr. of sufficere: cf. F.
suffisant. See Suffice.] 1. Equal
to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as,
provision sufficient for the family; an army sufficient
to defend the country.
My grace is sufficient for thee.
2 Cor. xii. 9.
2. Possessing adequate talents or
accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified;
Who is sufficient for these things?
2 Cor. ii. 16.
3. Capable of meeting obligations;
The man is, notwithstanding, sufficient . . . I
think I may take his bond. Shak.
4. Self-sufficient; self-satisfied;
Thou art the most sufficient (I'll say for
thee), Beau. & Fl.
Not to believe a thing.
Syn. -- Enough; adequate; competent; full; satisfactory;