- excess; an excessive amount: a surfeit of speechmaking.
- excess or overindulgence in eating or drinking.
- an uncomfortably full or crapulous feeling due to excessive eating or drinking.
- general disgust caused by excess or satiety.
- to bring to a state of surfeit by excess of food or drink.
- to supply with anything to excess or satiety; satiate.
- to eat or drink to excess.
- to suffer from the effects of overindulgence in eating or drinking.
- to indulge to excess in anything.
Origin of surfeit
Synonyms for surfeit
Antonyms for surfeit
Related Words for surfeitedprofusion, glut, plethora, saturation, surplus, overabundance, plenitude, superabundance, overmuch, overindulgence, satisfaction, superfluity, repletion, satiety, overflow, remainder, bellyful, overplus, overkill, satisfy
Examples from the Web for surfeited
Historical Examples of surfeited
It is lawful for the body to take its meat and drink, but not to be surfeited and drunken.The Golden Fountain
Then the party returned, shaken in mind and surfeited with horrors.How to Read the Crystal
Who can say what takes place in those august brains, surfeited with power?The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)
Often the stomach rejects food simply because it is surfeited.Papers on Health
I realized for the first time that the east had surfeited me with picturesqueness.A Son of the Middle Border
- (usually foll by of) an excessive or immoderate amount
- overindulgence, esp in eating or drinking
- disgust, nausea, etc, caused by such overindulgence
- (tr) to supply or feed excessively; satiate
- (intr) archaic to eat, drink, or be supplied to excess
- (intr) obsolete to feel uncomfortable as a consequence of overindulgence
Word Origin for surfeit
Word Origin and History for surfeited
late 14c., from surfeit (n.). Related: Surfeited; surfeiting.