overfond

adjective
over·​fond | \ ˌō-vər-ˈfänd How to pronounce overfond (audio) \

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

Other Words from overfond

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Overfond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overfond. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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