superabundance

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

super- +‎ abundance

NounEdit

superabundance (usually uncountable, plural superabundances)

  1. An extreme abundance; abundance to a vast degree that seems almost excessive.
    We have not merely an abundance, but a superabundance of enemies at this time; they will need to stand in line to disagree with us.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 74:
      Perhaps very young girls, who do not know what to do with a superabundance of affection, run up a kind of romantic liking for each other; but it never lasts—one good-looking young man would break up all the female friendships that ever were formed.