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Surfeit

Updated: 5 days ago

Pronunciation: [ sur-fit ]


Definition: noun; verb

1 : excess; an excessive amount

2 : to supply with anything to excess or satiety; satiate

Origin: 1250; Latin


Etymology: from Old French, based on Latin super- ‘above, in excess’ + facere ‘do’

Usage:

Synonyms:

  • superabundance

  • stuff

  • excess

  • surplus

  • abundance

  • oversupply

  • satiate

  • gorge

  • overfeed

  • overfill

  • glut

  • cram

Antonyms:

  • lack

  • want

  • need

  • necessity

Example: This restaurant over-ordered vegetables for the week and their supply was surfeit.

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