overeducate

verb over·ed·u·cate \ ˌō-vər-ˈe-jə-ˌkāt \

Definition of overeducate

overeducated; overeducating
: to provide with more education or information than is practical or useful
  • overeducating clients
  • … it is very rational for people to stay on in education because even if you are overeducating yourself you are improving your prospects of finding work.
  • —Joe Humphreys

overeducation

play \ˌō-vər-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
    • To be fair, Levison is often a lousy hire. His overeducation makes him impatient lugging other people's stuff around, even though it qualifies him for little else.
    • —Jonathan Miles

First Known Use of overeducate

1832

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