over·​busy ˌō-vər-ˈbi-zē How to pronounce overbusy (audio)
: excessively busy: such as
: having too many tasks or activities that require time or attention
overbusy parents
an overbusy schedule
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overbusy was in the 15th century

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“Overbusy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbusy. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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