overprogrammed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ programmed

Adjective[edit]

overprogrammed (comparative more overprogrammed, superlative most overprogrammed)

  1. Given a programme or schedule of too many activities.
    • 1982, James Andrew Kenny, Mary Kenny, Whole-life parenting
      Because they are such ready joiners and such eager participants, children in the intermediate years can easily become overprogrammed. How many activities constitute enough and how many are too many?
    • 2008 March 16, Rich Cohen, “All the Principal’s Men”, New York Times:
      “The one nice thing about being the most overprogrammed middle-school kid in America was that doing nothing felt like a special treat,” Winerip writes.