over·​ad·​just | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈjəst How to pronounce overadjust (audio) \
overadjusted; overadjusting

Definition of overadjust

transitive + intransitive

: to adjust excessively overadjust to temporary conditions Overadjusting the brightness or contrast can hide background features …— Kaoru Sakabe Print and screen are different mediums. But Persuasion, the first production from PBS' Complete Jane Austen, badly overadjusts, adding so many fussy modern flourishes and out-of-place romantic gestures it almost undermines the inherent beauty of Austen's work.— Robert Bianco

Other Words from overadjust

overadjustment \ ˌō-​vər-​ə-​ˈjəst-​mənt How to pronounce overadjustment (audio) \ noun, plural overadjustments
"The first time you go through a rough time, you tend to make overadjustments and you analyze too much." — Brad Lidge

First Known Use of overadjust

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Overadjust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overadjust. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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