how to pronounce sufficient

/səˈfɪʃənt/

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sufficient is pronounced in three syllables

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səfɪʃənt

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An example use of sufficient in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are lacking sufficient moisture to …”

meanings of sufficient

adjective:

  1. Having enough money to meet obligations and live comfortably.
  2. Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit. A two-week training course is sufficient to get a job in the coach-driving profession.
  3. Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.
  4. Equal to the end proposed; adequate to what is needed; enough.

determinative:

  1. The smallest amount needed.

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