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, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
      ‘Wyte thou well,’ seyde that knyght, ‘thou spekyst over large, thoughe thou semyst thou haste me at avauntage bycause thou sawyst me do batayle but late.’