adverb over·ly \ˈō-vər-lē\

: to an excessive degree

Full Definition of OVERLY

:  to an excessive degree :  too

Examples of OVERLY

  1. These directions are overly complex.
  2. She's overly sensitive to criticism.
  3. They didn't seem overly concerned about the problem.

First Known Use of OVERLY

OVERLY Defined for Kids


adverb over·ly \ˈō-vər-lē\

Definition of OVERLY for Kids

:  by too much :  to an excessive degree <overly worried> <an overly long movie>


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