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e·nough / iˈnəf/ • adj. & pron. as much or as many as required: [as adj.] too much work and not enough people to do it [as pron.] they ordered more than enough for five people ∎  used to indicate that one is unwilling to tolerate any more of something undesirable: [as adj.] we've got enough problems without that [as pron.] I've had enough of this arguing. • adv. 1. to the required degree or extent (used after an adjective, adverb, or verb); adequately: before he was old enough to shave. 2. to a moderate degree; fairly: he can get there easily enough. 3. used for emphasis: curiously enough, there is no mention of him. • interj. used to express an impatient desire for the cessation of undesirable behavior or speech: Enough! After all of your arguing, I've had it! PHRASES: enough is enough no more will be tolerated. enough said there is no need to say more; all is understood.

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enough. OE. ġenōg, ġenōh (used in acc. as adv.) = OS. ginōg (Du. genoeg), OHG. ginuog (G. genug), ON gnógr, Goth. ganōhs :- Gmc. *ʒanōʒaz, rel. to impers. preterite-present vb. OE. ġeneah, OHG. ginah, Goth. ganah it suffices, f. Gmc. *ʒa- Y- + *naχ-, which is repr. also in OE. beneah (he) enjoys, requires, Goth. binah it is right or needful, and is rel. to L. nanciscī (pp. nactus) obtain, Skr. aśnóti reaches. The infl. forms of ġenōg gave ENOW, in literary use at least till XVIII (later with Sc. writers and dial.).

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enough enough is as good as a feast used as a warning against overindulgence, or overdoing something; saying recorded from the late 14th century.
enough is enough originally used as an expression of content or satisfaction, but now more usually employed as a reprimand, warning someone against persisting in an inappropriate or excessive course of action.

See also cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, throw dirt enough, give a man rope enough, a word to the wise is enough.

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