Antonyms for enough

Grammar : Adj, adv, noun
Spell : ih-nuhf
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˈnʌf

Definition of enough

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old English genog, a common Germanic formation (cf. Old Saxon ginog, Old Frisian enoch, Dutch genoeg, Old High German ginuog, German genug, Old Norse gnogr, Gothic ganohs).
  • This is a compound of ge- "with, together" (also a participial, collective, intensive, or perfective prefix) + root -nah, from PIE *nek- "reach, attain" (cf. Sanskrit asnoti "reaches," Hittite ninikzi "lifts, raises," Lithuanian nešti "to bear, carry," Latin nancisci "to obtain").
  • It is the most prominent among the surviving examples of Old English ge-, the equivalent of Latin com- and Modern German ge-, from PIE *kom- "beside, near, by, with" (see com-).
  • Meaning "moderately, fairly, tolerably" (good enough) was in Middle English. Understated sense of have had enough "have had too much" was in Old English (which relied heavily on double negatives and understatement). Colloquial 'nough said is attested from 1839.
  • adj plenty
  • adv adequately
  • noun plenty
Example sentences :
  • "There's enough like that kind, though," interrupted Uncle Peter.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "That'll be enough for us, unless you are very hungry," said Robert.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • There was not enough food in the valley for both the old inhabitants and the newcomers.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Often enough these innovations were not due to the cleverness of man's brain.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • This was enough to make them traitors in the eyes of the Egyptians.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • We got enough at Figtree Gully to satisfy them, although there is not a great supply.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • If there was rain, there would be enough water here for a month or more.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Whenever he was fresh and full of spirits, he had enough to overflow upon her and every one.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • So expect not any advocateship from me: I will not plead for you; and that's enough.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Banstead's blatant folly had been enough to set any man in a rage.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke

Synonyms for enough

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