the state of being satiated; surfeit.

Origin of satiety

1525–35; < Latin satietās; replacing earlier sacietie < Middle French sacieté < Latin
Related formso·ver·sa·ti·e·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of satiety

  • What a feast it will be when you are able to gratify ambition to satiety!

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • He recalled all the past to mind, but could not recollect a single hour of satiety.

  • But the soul's attachment, owing to its purity, knows no satiety.

  • What failures follow them, what weariness, what satiety and heart-sickness!

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • Of the great game of life, as played by fine people, he had seen it to satiety.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for satiety



the state of being satiated

Word Origin for satiety

C16: from Latin satietās, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiety

1530s, from Middle French satiété, from Latin satietatem (nominative satietas) "abundance, sufficiency, fullness," from satis "enough," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad).

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