overbusy

adjective over·busy \ ˌō-vər-ˈbi-zē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overbusy

: excessively busy: such as
a : having too many tasks or activities that require time or attention
  • overbusy parents
  • an overbusy schedule
b : too full of distracting detail or action
  • Many of these objects are so small that they are impossible to locate and are blurry in the too-detailed, overbusy art.
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • … Dracula's mythic status takes a backseat to an overbusy plot.
  • —Robert K. Elder
  • … you'll miss a lot of overbusy animated shenanigans but you'll still get the gist of the story.
  • —Peter Rainer
  • Those duels … are superbly handled, the highlights of a riveting if at times overbusy staging …
  • —Jesse Green

First Known Use of overbusy

15th century


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