too much

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tu ˈmʌtʃ/
  • (UK)
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Adverb[edit]

too much (not comparable)

  1. To a greater extent than is wanted or required; excessively.
    You talk too much.
  2. To a sufficiently strong degree to prevent some other action from happening.
    I'm not leaving now ... I'm enjoying myself too much!

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too much

  1. More (of something) than is desirable or required.
    You ate too much cake at the party, and that's why you feel sick.
  2. (in negative constructions) Much; even a moderate amount.
    They call it a beach, but there isn't too much sand there.

Usage notes[edit]

Used with uncountable nouns. The countable equivalent is too many.

Adjective[edit]

too much (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Amusing; entertaining.
    Oh, my dear, you really are too much.

Noun[edit]

too much (uncountable)

  1. A quantity which is excessive to the point of being inappropriate, harmful, or overwhelming.
    You expect too much from your employees.
  2. Something that is absurdly funny or inappropriate.
    You really are too much!

Interjection[edit]

too much!

  1. An expression of satisfaction.
    Too much, man! That was great!

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English too much.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

too much (invariable)

  1. (colloquial) too much, excessive, OTT
    • 1995, Frédéric Dard, Les huîtres me font bâiller:
      Tu vas gueuler que c'est too much ; que je sors de l'admissible.
      You're going to yell that this is too much – that I've gone beyond the bounds of probability.
    • 2013 May 31, Emmanuèle Peyret, “Tu me prètes ton soutif, cheri?”, in Libération[1]:
      Oh ben volontiers un de chaque, mais pas le slip dentelle avec les jarretelles rouges, ça fait un peu too much.
      Go on then, one of each – but not the lace knickers with red suspenders, that's a bit OTT.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used predicatively.