sufficiency

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Adequacy
Nouns
1. sufficiency, adequacy, enough, satisfaction, competence, basta; mediocrity; fill, fullness, completeness; plenitude, plenty; critical mass.
2. abundance, copiousness; amplitude, profusion, prodigality; full measure; luxuriance, affluence (see prosperity); quorum; outpouring; flood. Informal, lots, oodles, rafts, God's amount. Slang, scads, loads.
3. (oversupply) satiety, satiation, saturation, repletion, glut, excess, surfeit, superfluity (see remainder); feast, deluge, overkill; too much of a good thing, a drug on the market, embarras de richesses.
Verbs
1. suffice, do, just do, satisfy, pass muster, make the grade; make ends meet, have enough to go around, make do, get by, manage, get along; eat, drink, or have one's fill, sate, be satiated, have enough; fill, charge, load, saturate, replenish, piece or eke out. Informal, gas up.
2. run over, burst at the seams; roll, wallow, or swim in; abound, exuberate, teem, flow, stream, rain, shower down; pour [in]; swarm, bristle with; cloy; run into the ground; gild the lily.
Adjectives
1. sufficient, enough, adequate, up to the mark, commensurate, competent, satisfactory, full, complete; ample, plenty, plentiful, plenteous; copious, abundant, abounding, replete, enough and to spare, flush; chock-full, well-stocked, well-provided; liberal; unstinted, unstinting; stintless; without stint; all kinds of; unsparing, unmeasured, lavish, wholesale; rich; luxuriant; affluent, wealthy; big with, pregnant.
2. satiated, sated, gorged; blasé, jaded; sick (of), fed up; de trop.
Adverbs — sufficiently, amply, full, galore, in abundance, in full measure; to one's heart's content; ad libitum, without stint; enough is enough, enough said; to a fault. Informal, enough already.
Phrases — enough is as good as a feast; half a loaf is better than no bread; less is more; it never rains but it pours; man cannot live by bread alone; you can[not] have too much of a good thing.
Quotations — As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death (G. B. Shaw), Too much of a good thing can be wonderful (Mae West).
Antonyms, see insufficiency.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. adequacy, enough, supply; see plenty .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun An adequate quantity: adequacy, enough. See EXCESS.

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