over·​at·​ten·​tion ˌō-vər-ə-ˈten(t)-shən How to pronounce overattention (audio)
: excessive attention
overattention to minor details
overattention to gossip and rumor will almost certainly harm the press' already strained credibility.Matthew D. Bunker

Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overattention was in 1757

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“Overattention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overattention. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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