overglamorize

verb, transitive + intransitive over·glam·or·ize \ ˌō-vər-ˈgla-mə-ˌrīz \
variants: or less commonly overglamourize
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overglamorize

overglamorized also overglamourized; overglamorizing also overglamourizing
: 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


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