overdependent

adjective
over·​de·​pen·​dent | \ ˌō-vər-di-ˈpen-dənt \

Definition of overdependent

: excessively dependent on another for support or assistance overdependent children overdependent behavior [=behavior that is characteristic of an overdependent person] had an overdependent relationship with [=was too dependent upon] her mother patients who are overdependent on pain killers an economy that is overdependent on foreign imports

Other Words from overdependent

overdependence \ ˌō-​vər-​di-​ˈpen-​dən(t)s \ noun
the region's overdependence on petroleum

First Known Use of overdependent

1929, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about overdependent

Share overdependent

Statistics for overdependent

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for overdependent

The first known use of overdependent was in 1929

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on overdependent

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with overdependent

Comments on overdependent

What made you want to look up overdependent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a servile follower or underling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!