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enough

adverb

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1 in or to a degree or quantity that meets one's requirements or satisfaction
  • the elevator is big enough to hold everyone

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2 to some degree or extent
  • I can play the piano well enough, but I have no hope for a musical career

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enough

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of enough (Entry 2 of 3)

enough

noun

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How does the adjective enough contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of enough are adequate, competent, and sufficient. While all these words mean "being what is necessary or desirable," enough is less exact in suggestion than sufficient.

do you have enough food?

When would adequate be a good substitute for enough?

Although the words adequate and enough have much in common, adequate may imply barely meeting a requirement.

the service was adequate

When is it sensible to use competent instead of enough?

The words competent and enough can be used in similar contexts, but competent suggests measuring up to all requirements without question or being adequately adapted to an end.

had no competent notion of what was going on

When is sufficient a more appropriate choice than enough?

The synonyms sufficient and enough are sometimes interchangeable, but sufficient suggests a close meeting of a need.

sufficient savings

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The first known use of enough was before the 12th century

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“Enough.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/enough. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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