overanalytical

adjective
over·​an·​a·​lyt·​i·​cal | \ ˌō-vər-ˌa-nə-ˈli-ti-kəl How to pronounce overanalytical (audio) \

Definition of overanalytical

: excessively analytical an overanalytical mind … modern-day football's overanalytical approach to winning games.— Dave Powell I can be overanalytical, so forgive me if this sounds like an absurd exploration of the mundane.— Benjamin Malakoff What does he think when he receives my friend request? Will he read anything into it? … These questions may seem overanalytical, but they plague many of us nonetheless.— Jessica Massa

First Known Use of overanalytical

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Overanalytical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overanalytical. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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