overbaked

adjective
over·​baked | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbākt How to pronounce overbaked (audio) \

Definition of overbaked

1 : baked for too long or at too high a temperature a dry, overbaked cookie
2 : elaborated or developed to the point of seeming artificial or contrived : overwrought … beneath the slogging, overbaked narrative … is a nimbler, leaner story struggling to emerge.— Arthur Krystal … these slightly overbaked songs, in which elaborate production touches (strings, timpani-like drum flourishes) mask the band's three-chord limitations.— Greg Kot

First Known Use of overbaked

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Overbaked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbaked. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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