overmuch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ much. A doublet of Scottish English overmickle.

Determiner[edit]

overmuch

  1. (chiefly UK) very much; too much
    • 1990, General Sir William Jackson, Britain's defence dilemma: An inside view (rethinking British defence policy in the post-imperial era), page 78,
      This seemed to me a more important priority in 1959 than overmuch argument about nuclear philosophical heresies of one kind or another.

Adverb[edit]

overmuch

  1. (chiefly UK) too much; overly much
    Some readers do not care overmuch for poetry.