- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. adequate, sufficient, satisfactory, equal; ample, abundant, plenteous. See sufficiency. Ant., insufficient.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [As much as necessary or deSirable]Syn. sufficient, adequate, ample, plenty, abundant, full, replete, plenteous, acceptable, copious, satisfactory, complete, plentiful, satisfying, bounteous, lavish, unlimited, suitable.Ant. inadequate*, deficient, insufficient.2. [Sufficiently]Syn. satisfactorily, amply, abundantly; see adequately 1 .3. [Fully]Syn. quite, rather, just; see very .4. [Just adequately]Syn. tolerably, fairly, barely; see adequately 2 .Syn.- enough and sufficient agree in describing that which satisfies a requirement exactly and is neither more nor less in amount than is needed [enough food for a week, a word to the wise is sufficient] ; adequate suggests the meeting of an acceptable (sometimes barely so) standard of fitness or suitability [ the supporting players were adequate] n.Syn. abundance, sufficiency, adequacy; see plenty .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.sufficient, ample, plenty, adequate, acceptable, satisfactory, abundant.ANT.: short, wanting, scant, deficientIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Being what is needed without being in excess: adequate, comfortable, competent, decent, satisfactory, sufficient. See EXCESS. II noun An adequate quantity: adequacy, sufficiency. See EXCESS.
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enough — enough, sufficient, sufficiently 1. Enough functions as both an adjective and an adverb, whereas sufficient requires modification as sufficiently. As an adjective (or modifier), enough will normally serve, but sufficient is more idiomatic when a… … Modern English usage
enough — ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN ▪ as much or as many as is necessary or desirable. ► ADVERB 1) to the required degree or extent. 2) to a moderate degree. ● enough is as good as a feast Cf. ↑enough is as good as a feast ● … English terms dictionary
Enough — E*nough , adv. 1. In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently. [1913 Webster] 2. Fully; quite; used to express slight augmentation of the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent to very; as, he is ready enough to… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Enough — E*nough , n. A sufficiency; a quantity which satisfies desire, is adequate to the want, or is equal to the power or ability; as, he had enough to do take care of himself. Enough is as good as a feast. [1913 Webster] And Esau said, I have enough,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
enough — [adj] plenty abundant, acceptable, adequate, all right already*, ample, bellyful*, bounteous, bountiful, comfortable, competent, complete, copious, decent, enough already*, fed up*, full, had it*, last straw*, lavish, plenteous, plentiful,… … New thesaurus
enough — [ē nuf′, inuf′] adj. [ME inough < OE genoh < Gmc comp. (seen also in Ger genug , ON gnogr, Goth ganohs) < ge , intens. + * noh, enough < IE base * enek , * nek , to attain, achieve > L nactus, attained, Sans nákşati, (he) attains]… … English World dictionary
enough — c.1300, from O.E. genog, a common Germanic formation (Cf. O.S. ginog, O.Fris. enoch, Du. genoeg, O.H.G. ginuog, Ger. genug, O.N. gnogr, Goth. ganohs), from ge with, together (also a participial, collective, intensive, or perfective prefix) + root … Etymology dictionary
Enough — E*nough ([ e]*n[u^]f ), a. [OE. inoh, inow, enogh, AS. gen[=o]h, gen[=o]g, a. & adv. (akin to OS. gin[=o]g, D. genoeg, OHG. ginoug, G. genug, Icel. gn[=o]gr, Sw. nog, Dan. nok, Goth. gan[=o]hs), fr. geneah it suffices (akin to Goth. ganah); pref … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
enough — e*nough , interj. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
enough — index adequate, quorum, sufficiency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
enough — e|nough1 W1S1 [ıˈnʌf] adv [always after a verb, adjective, or adverb] 1.) to the degree that is necessary or wanted ▪ Are the carrots cooked enough? ▪ He just hadn t thought enough about the possible consequences. ▪ You can go to school when you… … Dictionary of contemporary English