Efficiently vs. Sufficiently

Efficiently vs. Sufficiently — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Efficiently and Sufficiently

Efficientlyadjective

Acting or producing effectively with a minimum of waste, expense, or unnecessary effort

an efficient builder.an efficient factory.

Sufficientlyadjective

Being as much as is needed; adequate; enough.

Efficientlyadjective

Acting directly to produce an effect

the efficient cause of the revolution.

Sufficientlyadjective

(Archaic) Competent; qualified.

Efficientlyadjective

Causing less waste or requiring less effort than comparable devices or methods. Used in combination

energy-efficient wind turbines.cost-efficient health care.

Sufficientlyadverb

(manner) In a sufficient manner; enough.

Once we had eaten and drunk sufficiently, we padded off to sleep.

Efficientlyadverb

In an efficient manner.

Sufficientlyadverb

(degree) To a sufficient extent.

We wanted to build a tepee, but we couldn't find sufficiently long sticks.

Efficientlyadverb

in an efficient manner;

he functions efficiently

Sufficientlyadverb

to a sufficient degree;

she was sufficiently fluent in Mandarin