overfond

adjective over·fond \ ˌō-vər-ˈfänd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overfond

:excessively fond
  • Gossips opined only that he was no intellectual and was overfond of whiskey.
  • —Dorothy Cummings
  • … some members bridle at hearing the Senate reproached for being overfond of the pork barrel.
  • —John Newhouse

overfondness

noun
    • … the writer's overfondness for what he may imagine is cleverness …
    • —Ellen Ullman
    • … gout, brought on by an overfondness for Emmental cheese …
    • —Michael Simkins

First Known Use of overfond

circa 1616


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