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



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excessively ornate or intricate
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