overlarge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From over- +‎ large.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

overlarge (comparative more overlarge, superlative most overlarge)

  1. Excessively large; too big; oversize.
    After a couple of years without pruning, the shrub had grown overlarge and completely obscured the window.

Adverb[edit]

overlarge (comparative more overlarge, superlative most overlarge)

  1. (obsolete) Too extravagantly, overconfidently.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.X, Ch.lxxxiij:
      I will doo with her what me lyst said Palomydes / wete yow wel sayd that knyghte thou spekest ouer large / though thou semest me to haue at auauntage / by cause thow sawest me doo bataille but late