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over- +‎ control


overcontrol (third-person singular simple present overcontrols, present participle overcontrolling, simple past and past participle overcontrolled)

  1. (transitive) To control to too great a degree.
    • 2007 January 8, The New York Times, “New CDs”, in New York Times[1]:
      She’s not fancy or overcontrolled: she sounds relaxed but alert, and a slight nasal flatness in her voice humanizes her, makes her touch the ground.


overcontrol (uncountable)

  1. Excessive control.
    • 2011, Mardi Jon Horowitz, Stress Response Syndromes
      After a stressful event, the histrionic patient often manifests swings from rigid overcontrol to uncontrolled intrusions and emotional repetition.