Surfeit vs Satiate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between surfeit and satiate
is that surfeit
is to fill to excess while satiate
is to fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
As a noun surfeit
is (countable) an excessive amount of something.
As an adjective satiate is
filled to satisfaction or to excess.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(countable) An excessive amount of something.
(uncountable) Overindulgence in either food or drink; overeating.
- A surfeit of wheat is driving down the price.
(countable) A sickness or condition caused by overindulgence.
- Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made.
- King Henry I is said to have died of a surfeit of lampreys.
Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
- to prevent surfeit and other diseases that are incident to those that heat their blood by travels
* Sir Philip Sidney
- Matter and argument have been supplied abundantly, and even to surfeit .
- Now for similitudes in certain printed discourses, I think all herbalists, all stories of beasts, fowls, and fishes are rifled up, that they may come in multitudes to wait upon any of our conceits, which certainly is as absurd a surfeit to the ears as is possible.
* (excessive amount of something) excess, glut, overabundance, superfluity, surplus
* (overindulgence in food or drink) gluttony, overeating, overindulgence
To fill to excess.
* 1610 , , act 3 scene 3
*:You are three men of sin, whom Destiny,
*:That hath to instrument this lower world
*:And what is in't,—the never-surfeited sea
*:Hath caused to belch up you;
To feed someone to excess.
(reflexive) To overeat or feed to excess.
*1906 , O. Henry,
*:To the door of this, the twelfth house whose bell he had rung, came a housekeeper who made him think of an unwholesome, surfeited worm that had eaten its nut to a hollow shell and now sought to fill the vacancy with edible lodgers.
(reflexive) To sicken from overindulgence.
- She surfeited her children on sweets.
* (to fill to excess) fill, stuff
* (to feed someone to excess) overfeed, stuff
* (to overeat or feed to excess) indulge, overeat, overfeed
* (to sicken from overindulgence) sicken
To fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
To satisfy to excess. To fill to satiety.
- Nothing seemed to satiate her desire for knowledge.
Used interchangeably with, and more common than, sate.
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Filled to satisfaction or to excess.
* Alexander Pope
- satiate of applause