over·​busy | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbi-zē How to pronounce overbusy (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Overbusy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbusy. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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