[ oh-ver-uh-buhn-duhns ]
See synonyms for overabundance on Thesaurus.com
  1. an excessive amount or abundance; surfeit: an overabundance of sugar in the diet.

Origin of overabundance

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at over-, abundance

Other words for overabundance

Other words from overabundance

  • o·ver·a·bun·dant, adjective
  • o·ver·a·bun·dant·ly, adverb

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How to use overabundance in a sentence

  • The rich are unhappy through their over-abundance, and the poor through their poverty.

    The Quest | Frederik van Eeden

British Dictionary definitions for overabundance


/ (ˌəʊvərəˈbʌndəns) /

  1. a supply or amount that is greater than required: an overabundance of milk

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