I am looking for an adjective meaning sufficient, more than enough in the following sentence.

I have a _____hour to get there.

I want to suggest in this word that an hour is more than enough for me to get there.

I was thinking a full hour. But it sort of lacks the connotation I am looking for.

Is there a better fit?


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    I would use a good hour, implying 'approximately an hour, probably more'. – Kate Bunting Jun 14 '19 at 7:33
  • "good" sounds simple and accurate. Thanks, @KateBunting – mfg Jun 14 '19 at 7:40
  • It's arguable that the usage here (a good hour) is quantifier rather than adjective, if meaning is still allowed to influence word-class, as some linguists believe. 'A good hour' = 'One and a bit hours'. 'Good' here says nothing about a notional 60-minute timespan per se. At the very least, it's a very peripheral adjective. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 14 '19 at 8:16
  • What's wrong with sufficient itself? Why can it not be used? – Jason Bassford Jun 14 '19 at 17:37

As in:

I have an ample hour to get there. TFD

  1. Fully sufficient to meet a need or purpose:

I would suggest


which means reasonably sufficient specially when you are talking about quality.

merriam-webster's example: adequate time

  • Hello, Mehdi. Certainly right ball-park, but doesn't fit into OP's sample sentence. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 14 '19 at 7:40
  • @EdwinAshworth Will you do me a favour by sending an email to me saying that 'what you think about that purpose', I would become thankful, leaksin@gmail.com – Mehdi Raash Jun 14 '19 at 8:03
  • You believe we've been put here for purpose... – Mehdi Raash Jun 14 '19 at 8:04
  • Broadly, to worship God and live as He recommends / advises / orders. More specifically, as outlined in the NT, and directed on a daily basis by the Holy Spirit. But as James says, 'We all make many mistakes'. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 14 '19 at 8:10
  • Thanks for your explanation, but I expected something more philosophical as the of 'purpose' – Mehdi Raash Jun 15 '19 at 17:36

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