superabundant


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su·per·a·bun·dant

 (so͞o′pər-ə-bŭn′dənt)
adj.
Abundant to excess.

su′per·a·bun′dance n.
su′per·a·bun′dant·ly adv.

su•per•a•bun•dant

(ˌsu pər əˈbʌn dənt)

adj.
exceedingly or excessively abundant; excessive.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin superabundant-, s. of superabundāns, present participle of superabundāre to abound to excess]
su`per•a•bun′dance, n.
su`per•a•bun′dant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.superabundant - most excessively abundant
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

superabundant

adjective
Given to or marked by unrestrained abundance:
Translations

superabundant

[ˌsuːpərəˈbʌndənt] ADJsobreabundante, superabundante

superabundant

References in classic literature ?
That there were now occasional sounds of feet and voices overhead which he inferred the cotton did not exclude, from the circumstance of his evidently being clutched by the lady as a victim on whom to expend her superabundant agitation when the sounds were loudest.
Carefully compare the opposing army with your own, so that you may know where strength is superabundant and where it is deficient.
The Arkansas, also, rising in a much more southern latitude than the Missouri, takes the lead of it in its annual excess, and its superabundant waters are disgorged and disposed of long before the breaking up of the icy barriers of the north; otherwise, did all these mighty streams rise simultaneously, and discharge their vernal floods into the Mississippi, an inundation would be the consequence, that would submerge and devastate all the lower country.
He did gaze, however, and said to himself that his features had never before possessed so rich a grace, nor his eyes such vivacity, nor his cheeks so warm a hue of superabundant life.
But if prehistoric life existed upon the plateau it was not superabundant, for we had no further glimpse of it during the next three days.
She has devoted herself to an extensive variety of public subjects at various times and is at present (until something else attracts her) devoted to the subject of Africa, with a view to the general cultivation of the coffee berry--AND the natives--and the happy settlement, on the banks of the African rivers, of our superabundant home population.
As well as to weakness and exhaustion, does he appeal to too much strength, to superabundant vitality, to the ennui of idleness.
We behold the face of nature bright with gladness, we often see superabundance of food; we do not see, or we forget, that the birds which are idly singing round us mostly live on insects or seeds, and are thus constantly destroying life; or we forget how largely these songsters, or their eggs, or their nestlings, are destroyed by birds and beasts of prey; we do not always bear in mind, that though food may be now superabundant, it is not so at all seasons of each recurring year.
His bulk caused Joseph much anxious thought and alarm; now and then he would make a desperate attempt to get rid of his superabundant fat; but his indolence and love of good living speedily got the better of these endeavours at reform, and he found himself again at his three meals a day.
Superabundant soil flush with the purest intent and quality rocks her world.
The grey was once superabundant, its little dumpy form dotting fields almost everywhere.
However, I would like to take a stab at emphasizing just one leitmotif or motion that runs deeply and pervasively throughout Jane's writings and the fine contributions to this volume: that is what we might call the superabundant, often uproarious "border crossings" at the heart of Romantic era theater and the conversations about them enacted by Jane and her colleagues.