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

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
overadjustment noun
plural overadjustments
"The first time you go through a rough time, you tend to make overadjustments and you analyze too much." Brad Lidge

Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overadjust was in 1800

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Cite this Entry

“Overadjust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overadjust. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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