satiety


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sa·ti·e·ty

 (sə-tī′ĭ-tē)
n.
The condition of being full or gratified beyond the point of satisfaction; surfeit.

[French satiete, from Old French saciete, from Latin satietās, from satis, sufficient; see sā- in Indo-European roots.]

satiety

(səˈtaɪɪtɪ)
n
the state of being satiated
[C16: from Latin satietās, from satis enough]

sa•ti•e•ty

(səˈtaɪ ɪ ti)

n.
the state of being satiated; surfeit.
[1525–35; earlier sacietie < Middle French sacieté < Latin satietās, derivative of sati(s) enough]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satiety - the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
fullness - the condition of being filled to capacity

satiety

noun
The condition of being full to or beyond satisfaction:
Translations

satiety

nSättigung f; they ate to satietysie aßen sich satt

satiety

[səˈtaɪətɪ] n (frm) → sazietà

satiety

n. saciedad, hartura, hartazgo.

satiety

n saciedad f; early — saciedad precoz or temprana
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For sameness of incident soon produces satiety, and makes tragedies fail on the stage.
One could experience excess and satiety without the inconvenience of learning what to do with one's hands in a drawing-room
The satisfaction her husband expressed in the departure of Jenny, appeared now to be only dissembled; again, in the same instant, to be real; but yet to confirm her jealousy, proceeding from satiety, and a hundred other bad causes.
Then there will be no satiety, for on the morrow he will find another last veil that has escaped him.
You would see that all these things are much simpler than you think; and, besides, these rare cases come about, in my opinion, from ennui and from satiety.
By this road that I have described, rough and hard, stumbling here, falling there, getting up again to fall again, they reach the rank they desire, and that once attained, we have seen many who have passed these Syrtes and Scyllas and Charybdises, as if borne flying on the wings of favouring fortune; we have seen them, I say, ruling and governing the world from a chair, their hunger turned into satiety, their cold into comfort, their nakedness into fine raiment, their sleep on a mat into repose in holland and damask, the justly earned reward of their virtue; but, contrasted and compared with what the warrior undergoes, all they have undergone falls far short of it, as I am now about to show.
There they are once more, as one has had them to satiety, in that yellow thing, and there I shall certainly again find them in the blue.
Hospital work must sometimes pall and grow rather dull, for even of cutting up dead bodies there may come satiety, and as this history will not be dull, whatever else it may be, it will put a little life into things for a day or two while Harry is reading of our adventures.
When she left me, I felt comparatively strong and revived: ere long satiety of repose and desire for action stirred me.
How is the son of a British yeoman, who has been fed principally on salt pork and yeast dumplings, to know that there is satiety for the human stomach even in a paradise of glass jars full of sugared almonds and pink lozenges, and that the tedium of life can reach a pitch where plum-buns at discretion cease to offer the slightest excitement?
Then can you wonder that persons who are inexperienced in the truth, as they have wrong ideas about many other things, should also have wrong ideas about pleasure and pain and the intermediate state; so that when they are only being drawn towards the painful they feel pain and think the pain which they experience to be real, and in like manner, when drawn away from pain to the neutral or intermediate state, they firmly believe that they have reached the goal of satiety and pleasure; they, not knowing pleasure, err in contrasting pain with the absence of pain.
MONTREAL -- The high-satiety MyPlate approach to weight loss reduced waist circumference, improved mental health and quality of life, and increased satiety 12 months into a study that found the strategy as effective as a conventional calorie-counting approach.