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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ynogh, from Old English ġenōg (enough), from Proto-Germanic *ganōgaz (enough) (compare Scots eneuch, West Frisian genôch, Dutch genoeg, German genug, Low German noog, Danish nok, Swedish nog, Icelandic nógur), from *ganuganą 'to suffice' (compare Old English ġeneah), or from *ga- + an unattested *nōgaz, probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂nó(n)ḱe (he has reached, attained), perfective of *h₂neḱ- (to reach) (compare Old Irish tánaic (he arrived), Latin nancisci (to get), Lithuanian nèšti (to carry), Albanian kënaq (to please, satisfy), Ancient Greek ἐνεγκεῖν (enenkeîn, to carry).).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈnʌf/, /iˈnʌf/, /əˈnʌf/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌf
  • Hyphenation: e‧nough

DeterminerEdit

enough

  1. Sufficient; all that is required, needed, or appropriate.
    I've already had enough coffee today.

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AdverbEdit

enough

  1. Sufficiently.
    I cannot run fast enough to catch up to them.
    Are you man enough to fight me?
    You've worked enough; rest for a bit.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 16, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      The preposterous altruism too! [] Resist not evil. It is an insane immolation of self—as bad intrinsically as fakirs stabbing themselves or anchorites warping their spines in caves scarcely large enough for a fair-sized dog.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 15, in The China Governess[1]:
      ‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! […] What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’
  2. Fully; quite; used to express slight augmentation of the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent to very.
    He is ready enough to accept the offer.

Usage notesEdit

  • As an adverb, enough always follows the verb, adjective or adverb it qualifies.

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PronounEdit

enough

  1. A sufficient or adequate number, amount, etc.
    I have enough (of it) to keep me going.
    Enough of you are here to begin the class.


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InterjectionEdit

enough!

  1. Stop! Don't do that any more!
    I'm sick of you complaining! Enough!

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