Definitions

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  • noun rare The condition of being enough; sufficiency, adequacy.

Etymologies

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enough +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And gosh darnit, my thanks for enoughness is already shot, having forgotten that since everything is closed today, I can't buy ciggies, and have run out.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • And gosh darnit, my thanks for enoughness is already shot, having forgotten that since everything is closed today, I can't buy ciggies, and have run out.

    Thanks.

  • Mr. Schumacher, the world's first German-born, Buddhist-British economist, argued for "enoughness," a Buddhist view that we should get by with far less.

    There Is No Upside to a Down Economy

  • He put forward an idea of "enoughness," a word to remember.

    Lloyd Alter: Let's Get Small

  • Still, the "enoughness" questions nag: What will I need, and how will I pay?

    Planning: The Next Stage

  • McKibben argues in his book that growth, part of the civic religion of the U.S., must be replaced -- not by the wishful concept of "sustainability," a concept he rejects as "squishy," but by contraction and enoughness.

    Craig K. Comstock: Inconvenient? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

  • He favors rebuilding local economies instead of imagining that we can sustain globalization; growing food by means other than industrial agriculture (including local, organic farms and millions of suburban gardens); developing an economic system around the values of durability, robustness, and enoughness; gaining the stimulation of travel in larger part via the internet; building social capital; and above all, reducing not the rate of increase in greenhouse gases, but the absolute proportion.

    Craig K. Comstock: Inconvenient? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

  • He favors rebuilding local economies instead of imagining that we can sustain globalization; growing food by means other than industrial agriculture (including local, organic farms and millions of suburban gardens); developing an economic system around the values of durability, robustness, and enoughness; gaining the stimulation of travel in larger part via the internet; building social capital; and above all, reducing not the rate of increase in greenhouse gases, but the absolute proportion.

    Craig K. Comstock: Inconvenient? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

  • McKibben argues in his book that growth, part of the civic religion of the U.S., must be replaced -- not by the wishful concept of "sustainability," a concept he rejects as "squishy," but by contraction and enoughness.

    Craig K. Comstock: Inconvenient? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

  • There's a barrage of guilt-inducing advice out there that only serves to feed our feelings of 'not-enoughness.

    Noah St. John: Five Steps to Avoid a Holiday Meltdown

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