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Synonyms for overflowing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. afloat(p), awash(p), flooded, inundated, overflowing(adj)

    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

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.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overflowing(n)

    Synonyms:
    overflow, inundation, exuberance, copiousness, superabundance

How to pronounce overflowing?

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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. Martin Luther:

    My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

  2. Rownak Khan:

    The earthquake has caused unimaginable destruction, hospitals are overflowing, water is scarce, bodies are still buried under the rubble and people are still sleeping in the open. This is a perfect breeding ground for disease.

  3. Keshab Mahanta:

    Overflowing rivers are flooding new areas, making things worse.

  4. Elizabeth Nixon:

    There are dead animals and gasoline in the water, the clinic was so bad the toilet bowls were overflowing. The sewers are coming up... Bodies are in the harbor. It seems like we're in a movie.

  5. Anna Wurtzburger:

    I came home and said, ‘Where’s the chicken?’ I thought I was going to have a couple of meals, they say it feeds the whole family … They’re showing a bucket that’s overflowing with chicken.


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