overadjust

verb over·ad·just \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈjəst \

Definition of overadjust

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

play \ˌō-vər-ə-ˈjəst-mənt\ 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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