overly

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

overly (not comparable)

  1. To an excessive degree.
    Parents can be overly protective of their children.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      This means, at times, long and perhaps overly discursive discussions of other taxa.

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Adjective[edit]

overly (comparative more overly, superlative most overly)

  1. (obsolete) Careless; negligent; inattentive; superficial; not thorough.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) Excessive; too much.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Coleridge to this entry?)

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