adjective over·ripe \ˌō-və(r)-ˈrīp\

: grown or aged past the point of ripeness and beginning to decay : too ripe

: not new or young

: not fresh or original

Full Definition of OVERRIPE

:  passed beyond maturity or ripeness toward decay <an overripe pear>
a :  decadent
b :  lacking originality or vigor <overripe prose>
over–ripe·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of OVERRIPE

  1. <an overripe artist whose abstract paintings are no longer considered fresh or significant>

First Known Use of OVERRIPE



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