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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overflowing

    Enough is relative, denoting a supply equal to a given demand. A temperature of 70° Fahrenheit is enough for a living-room; of 212° enough to boil water; neither is enough to melt iron. Sufficient, from the Latin, is an equivalent of the Saxon enough, with no perceptible difference of meaning, but only of usage, enough being the more blunt, homely, and forcible word, while sufficient is in many cases the more elegant or polite. Sufficient usually precedes its noun; enough usually and preferably follows. That is ample which gives a safe, but not a large, margin beyond a given demand; that is abundant, affluent, bountiful, liberal, plentiful, which is largely in excess of manifest need. Plentiful is used of supplies, as of food, water, etc.; as, "a plentiful rain," Ps. lxviii, 9. We may also say a copious rain; but copious can be applied to thought, language, etc., where plentiful can not well be used. Affluent and liberal both apply to riches, resources; liberal, with especial reference to giving or expending. (Compare synonyms for ADEQUATE.) Affluent, referring especially to riches, may be used of thought, feeling, etc. Neither affluent, copious, nor plentiful can be used of time or space; a field is sometimes called plentiful, not with reference to its extent, but to its productiveness. Complete expresses not excess or overplus, and yet not mere sufficiency, but harmony, proportion, fitness to a design, or ideal. Ample and abundant may be applied to any subject. We have time enough, means that we can reach our destination without haste, but also without delay; if we have ample time, we may move leisurely, and note what is by the way; if we have abundant time, we may pause to converse with a friend, to view the scenery, or to rest when weary. Lavish and profuse imply a decided excess, oftenest in the ill sense. We rejoice in abundant resources, and honor generous hospitality; lavish or profuse expenditure suggests extravagance and wastefulness. Luxuriant is used especially of that which is abundant in growth; as, a luxuriant crop.

    Synonyms:
    abounding, abundant, adequate, affluent, ample, bounteous, bountiful, complete, copious, enough, exuberant, full, generous, large, lavish, liberal, luxuriant, plenteous, plentiful, profuse, replete, rich, sufficient, teeming

    Antonyms:
    deficient, drained, exhausted, impoverished, inadequate, insufficient, mean, miserly, narrow, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, scrimped, short, small, sparing, stingy, straitened

    Preposition:
    Plentiful in resources.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. afloat(p), awash(p), flooded, inundated, overflowingadjective

    covered with water

    "the main deck was afloat (or awash)"; "the monsoon left the whole place awash"; "a flooded bathroom"; "inundated farmlands"; "an overflowing tub"

    Antonyms:
    empty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overflowingnoun

    Synonyms:
    overflow, inundation, exuberance, copiousness, superabundance

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#196full
#462large
#522complete
#963enough
#2169rich
#3614sufficient
#4110liberal
#4555adequate
#9248generous
#12717abundant
#13357ample
#26752plentiful
#27010affluent
#28195lavish
#33219bountiful
#36438overflowing
#41570copious
#44696replete
#46323exuberant
#49324teeming
#75439profuse
#78329luxuriant
#83582abounding
#173882bounteous
#212539plenteous

How to use overflowing in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    We grieve for their families, and we ask that God will comfort them with his overflowing mercy and grace.

  2. Octavius Winslow (1808-1878):

    Christ's boundless grace confronts our deep necessities. Christ's promised presence confronts our sad and gloomy loneliness. Jesus thus filled with grace so overflowing, with love so tender, with sympathy so exquisite, with power so illimitable, with resources so boundless, with a nature so changeless, stands before us and says to each trembling heart, 'Fear not!'”

  3. The Vice President:

    No, The Vice President office's not. The Vice President office's the reason why we demanded that Congress provide $ 4.6 billion in additional support to Customs and Border Protection, the McAllen station, where our cells are overflowing... ought to be a very clear message to every American that the time for action is now and the time for Congress to act to end the flow of families that are coming north from Central America to our border is now.

  4. Keshab Mahanta:

    Overflowing rivers are flooding new areas, making things worse.

  5. Richard Ottaway:

    It was packed and overflowing, it was quite clear Meredith was a popular girl ... so many friends there. It was the perhaps moving service I have ever been to.

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