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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. Daphne Oz:

    I think all moms are constantly juggling and are always running out of hours in the day, and our to-do lists are never checked off, and our inboxes are always overflowing, and it can feel really exhausting and self-defeating to see your to-do lists are never checked off, the reality is if you are being graded, which you are not… it’s OK if your grade fluctuates day to day. It’s OK if you’re an A mother today and a B employee and C wife and tomorrow all of those things change. I think it’s important for us to be a little bit more forgiving with ourselves and a little more forgiving with each other.

  2. Dominik Stillhart:

    The health situation is typical of the heavy tolls that this conflict has taken on the whole country, on its people, but also on the system -- the health, water, sanitation system, health workers, doctors, nurses have not been paid for more than eight months and the whole system is of course overflowing, especially now with cholera.

  3. Kunho Lee:

    The supply will be overflowing at that point but it's difficult to pin down the exact order of magnitude, an educated guess is that we are unlikely to be in the market for the rest of the year.

  4. Richard Fontaine:

    You have a finite amount of time before officials are responsible for everything ; they have an overflowing inbox immediately, meetings to go to all day, things flying at them and if they haven't had time to do the prep work to understand the programs, policies, people then it makes it harder to deal with potential crises as they arrive.

  5. 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.


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