over·​glam·​or·​ize | \ ˌō-vər-ˈgla-mə-ˌrīz How to pronounce overglamorize (audio) \
variants: or less commonly overglamourize
overglamorized also overglamourized; overglamorizing also overglamourizing

Definition of overglamorize

transitive + intransitive

: to glamorize (something or someone) to an excessive degree "A winemaker is a glorified janitor … . It's the most overglamourized profession on the planet."— Sue-Ann Staff It is customary in telling stories of adventure to overglamorize, to heighten the color and intensity of the affair.— Samuel Dickson

First Known Use of overglamorize

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Overglamorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overglamorize. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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