[soo-per-uh-buhn-duh nt]


exceedingly or excessively abundant; more than sufficient; excessive.

Origin of superabundant

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin superabundant- (stem of superabundāns), present participle of superabundāre to superabound; see abundant
Related formssu·per·a·bun·dance, nounsu·per·a·bun·dant·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for superabundance

oversupply, surfeit, plethora, overmuch, glut, superfluity, plenty, excess, overflow, surplus

Examples from the Web for superabundance

Historical Examples of superabundance

  • That this brings about a superabundance of all commodities, we care but little.


    Theodor Hertzka

  • His bulk was the result of a superabundance of muscle, and not of superfluous tissue.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • It has also a good deal of coal, but its coal is poor, owing to its superabundance of ash.

  • Why, simply because there is a superabundance of wealth, should people be made poorer?

  • She wished to help him, to bestow on him the superabundance of her own happiness.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

Word Origin and History for superabundance

early 15c., superaboundance; see super + abundance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper