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surfeit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of surfeit

  1. the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed ended up with a surfeit of volunteers who simply got in each other's way Synonyms of surfeit bellyful, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, excess, surplus, surplusageWords Related to surfeit abundance, bounty, plentitude, plenty, profusion, sufficiency; overproduction, overstockNear Antonyms of surfeit dearth, lack, scarcity, wantAntonyms of surfeit deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply


surfeit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of surfeit

  1. to fill with food to capacity having surfeited ourselves on raw oysters, we had to decline the rest of the restaurant's offerings Synonyms of surfeit cram, glut, sate, stuff, gorgeWords Related to surfeit gobble, gormandize, pig out; gulp, guzzle; cloy, fill; banquet, feast, regaleNear Antonyms of surfeit diet, fast

Synonym Discussion of surfeit

satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, gorge mean to fill to repletion. satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire.
    • years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel
    • readers were sated with sensationalistic stories
surfeit implies a nauseating repletion.
    • surfeited themselves with junk food
cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting.
    • sentimental pictures that cloy after a while
pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite.
    • a life of leisure eventually begins to pall
glut implies excess in feeding or supplying.
    • a market glutted with diet books
gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking.
    • gorged themselves with chocolate

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