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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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surfeit

(noun) An excessive amount.

Synonyms: overabundance, excess

Usage: The surfeit of goods produced caused prices to fall, hurting the economy.
walirlan
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 5:52:01 AM

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1: an overabundant supply, yield, or amount of something : excess, superfluity

<a murder with a surfeit of clues and motives — London Calling>
<hard to choose … from such a surfeit of riches — Martin Levin>

2a : an intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something (such as food or drink) usually to a degree that causes physical disorders

<died of a surfeit of sprats — T. C. Chubb>

b obsolete : the amount (as of food or drink) taken intemperately or in excess

<his loathing stomach … shall cast the precious surfeit up again — Richard Blackmore>

3 archaic : a sickness arising from excess in eating and drinking : sickness caused by intemperance

<he died of a surfeit caused by intemperance — Oliver Goldsmith>

4: disgust caused by excess : satiety

<supplied abundantly and even to surfeit — Edmund Burke>

Origin of SURFEIT

Middle English surfait, surfet, from Middle French sourfait, seurfet, from past participle of sourfaire to reach too high, literally, overdo, from sour-, sur- sur- + faire to make, do, from Latin facere — more at do

First Known Use: 14th century (sense 1)

Related to SURFEIT

Synonyms:

bellyful, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, excess, surplus, surplusage

Antonyms:

deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply

Related Words:

abundance, bounty, plentitude, plenty, profusion, sufficiency; overproduction, overstock

Near Antonyms:

dearth, lack, scarcity, want
thar
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 6:00:24 AM

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What, no surfeit of eels?Sick
Omar Mariani
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 6:50:29 AM

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Surfeit:

Syn:excess, surplus, abundance, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, overdose, glut, avalanche, deluge;
too much, more than enough;
overindulgence, overconsumption, satiety, satiation

Informal: bellyful

ANTONYMS: lack, dearth

e.g.

He had tummy trouble resulting from a surfeit of apples and vegetables

VERB

we'll all be surfeited with food and fuddled with wine

SYN: satiate, gorge, overfeed, overfill, glut, cram, stuff, overindulge, fill;
sicken, nauseate

be surfeited with)
Cause (someone) to desire no more of something as a result of having consumed or done it to excess:

I am surfeited with shopping
striker
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:05:12 AM
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the u.s. armed force have surfeit materiel all over the world
Dr WWWW
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:25:57 PM

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Please note that surfeit is a noun, usually followed by "of" and the identity of the items which are overabundant, as in: "there is a surfeit of questionable usage of the word 'surfeit'"
DarkMoon
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 9:16:55 PM

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Daemon wrote:
surfeit

Usage: The surfeit of goods produced caused prices to fall, hurting the economy.


I believe it ain't so simple when it comes to think of the falling oil price. Think
Irma Crespo
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:02:06 PM

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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS.- SURFEIT.- 661. EXCESS NOUNS 16. overload,overlade, overburden, overweight, overweigh, overcharge, surcharge; overfill, stuff, crowd, cram, pack, congest, choque, overstuff, overfeed; surfeit, glut, gorge; satúrate, soak, drench; supersaturate, supercharge. The amount paid was surfeit.
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