sufficiently late 14c., from SUFFICIENT (Cf. sufficient) + -LY (Cf. -ly) (2).

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  • Sufficiently — Suf*fi cient*ly, adv. To a sufficient degree; to a degree that answers the purpose, or gives content; enough; as, we are sufficiently supplied with food; a man sufficiently qualified for the discharge of his official duties. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sufficiently — 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

  • sufficiently — adverb a) In a sufficient manner; enough. Once we had eaten and drunk sufficiently, we padded off to sleep. b) To a sufficient extent. We wanted to build a tepee, but we couldnt find sufficiently long sticks …   Wiktionary

  • sufficiently — adv. Sufficiently is used with these adjectives: ↑accurate, ↑broad, ↑challenging, ↑convincing, ↑distinct, ↑effective, ↑flexible, ↑important, ↑impressed, ↑interested, ↑interesting, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • sufficiently — sufficient ► ADJECTIVE & DETERMINER ▪ enough; adequate. DERIVATIVES sufficiently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • sufficiently — adverb to a sufficient degree (Freq. 23) she was sufficiently fluent in Mandarin • Ant: ↑insufficiently • Derived from adjective: ↑sufficient …   Useful english dictionary

  • sufficiently — adverb see sufficient …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sufficiently — See sufficient. * * * …   Universalium

  • sufficiently — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. to one s satisfaction, enough, amply; see adequately 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • sufficiently — suf fi·cient·ly || sÉ™ fɪʃntlɪ adv. in a sufficient manner, adequately …   English contemporary dictionary