overanalyze

verb
over·​an·​a·​lyze | \ ˌō-vər-ˈa-nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce overanalyze (audio) \
overanalyzed; overanalyzing

Definition of overanalyze

: to analyze (someone or something) excessively … highlighting how being able to remember (and then overanalyze) past social situations can lead to distress.— Kelsey Dallas When winners feel doubt, they manage themselves—as fast as possible—away from the overwhelming tendency to hesitate, overthink, and overanalyze.— Larry Weidel

First Known Use of overanalyze

1895, in the meaning defined above

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