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Is there any adjective that means satiety? When you feel hunger you say I'm hungry, what you say when you feel satiety? I know some people say "I'm full". But I wonder if there is a more formal alternative?

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I believe you're looking for the term satiated.

He was hungry. Now he is satiated.

She ate a bit off all the plates in front of her until she was satiated.

You're probably less likely to hear this in casual conversation. I think of it as being almost more of a medical term, though others can step in if that's regional.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the noun form, satiety, as:

1: the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity : surfeit, fullness

2: the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess

  • what about sated instead of satiated? – PHPst Apr 2 '18 at 12:00
  • I've never heard nor seen that word before, though it seems to be a synonym for satiated. – RJ Cuthbertson Apr 2 '18 at 13:54
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If you're just looking for antonyms for hungry, you could use any of the following:

I'm stuffed.

I'm full.

I'm satisfied.

Of course, there are other ways to let someone know that you're done eating, such as:

I couldn't eat another bite.

That meal was delicious.

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    I'm surprised to not see "sated," especially since a more formal term was requested. – Chemomechanics Apr 1 '18 at 23:24
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More generally, the opposite of feeling hungry would be being well-fed:

If you say that someone is well-fed, you mean that they get good food regularly.

Example:

I never felt hungry when I was growing up. I was always well-fed.

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