/supərəˈbʌndənt/ (say soohpuhruh'bunduhnt)

exceedingly or excessively abundant; being more than sufficient: *At the ensuing trial Mr Justice Stephen, with perhaps superabundant justice, sentenced each man to death twice, once for each cart they had robbed. –russel ward, 1966.
superabundance, noun
superabundantly, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Superabundant — Su per*a*bun dant, a. [L. superabundans, p. pr. of superabundare. See {Superabound}.] Abounding to excess; being more than is sufficient; redundant; as, superabundant zeal. {Su per*a*bun dant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superabundant — index copious, excess, excessive, expendable, inordinate, multiple, needless, redundant, superfluous …   Law dictionary

  • superabundant — [so͞o′pərə bun′dənt] adj. [ME superhabundaunt < LL superabundans, prp. of superabundare: see SUPER & ABOUND] being more than is usual or needed; surplus; excess; overly abundant superabundance n. superabundantly adv …   English World dictionary

  • superabundant — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin superabundant , superabundans, from present participle of superabundare Date: 15th century more than ample ; excessive • superabundance noun • superabundantly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superabundant — superabundance, n. superabundantly, adv. /sooh peuhr euh bun deuhnt/, adj. exceedingly or excessively abundant; more than sufficient; excessive. [1375 1425; late ME < LL superabundant (s. of superabundans), prp. of superabundare to SUPERABOUND;… …   Universalium

  • superabundant — adjective Extremely or exceedingly abundant. At one time bison on the American plains were not merely abundant but superabundant, they seemed inexhaustible …   Wiktionary

  • superabundant — su•per•a•bun•dant [[t]ˌsu pər əˈbʌn dənt[/t]] adj. exceedingly or excessively abundant; excessive • Etymology: 1375–1425; < LL superabundant , s. of superabundāns, prp. of superabundāre to abound to excess su per•a•bun′dance, n. su… …   From formal English to slang

  • superabundant — Synonyms and related words: abounding, abundant, affluent, alive with, all sufficing, ample, aplenty, blooming, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bristling, bursting, bursting out, copious, countless, crawling, creative, crowded, crowding,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • superabundant — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. surplus, excess, excessive; see extreme 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Given to or marked by unrestrained abundance: extravagant, exuberant, lavish, lush1, luxuriant, opulent, prodigal, profuse, riotous. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • superabundant — su·per·a bun·dant || ‚suːpÉ™(r)əə bÊŒndÉ™nt adj. overly abundant, overly bountiful, excessive, more than is needed or desired …   English contemporary dictionary

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