Your money is not sufficient enough to buy my heart. (self-made)

Is it redundant or simply incorrect to use sufficient and enough together? Or is it acceptable?

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    It is redundant. Good enough or bad enough use enough to qualify but sufficient cannot use enough the same way because it's a synonym. Of course, in a literary way, or for pun, you can always do :) – Kris Nov 28 '13 at 12:25
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    I've got sufficient money; but is it enough?. – Ste Nov 28 '13 at 12:31
  • Salesman: "You can buy this car only if you have sufficient money." Man, opening his briefcase: "Is this sufficient enough?" – GEdgar Nov 28 '13 at 22:43

Using sufficient or enough alone is correct. Using both is incorrect.

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    So sufficient is enough or enough is sufficient in this sentence :) – anotherdave Nov 28 '13 at 19:47
  • @anotherdave I'd be inclined to add "enough is enough" but that means something else. – Andreas Blass Apr 9 '14 at 1:15

Apart from the comments of @Kris and and @Jasper Loy, with which I concur, you should use the word 'insufficient', so that it reads:

Your money is insufficient to buy my heart.

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