overeducated

adjective
over·​ed·​u·​cat·​ed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce overeducated (audio) \

Definition of overeducated

: having too much academic education : more educated than is practical or useful … a solitary, overeducated young man with a boring corporation job, despite an advanced degree in math …— Alice Adams … a ready-made work force of overeducated, underemployed English speakers.— David Amsden

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Overeducated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overeducated. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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