overimpress

verb, transitive + intransitive over·im·press \ ˌō-vər-im-ˈpres \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overimpress

overimpressed; overimpressing
:to impress (someone or something) to an excessive degree; especially :to give (someone) an extremely or unduly favorable impression (see impression 2c)
  • … I don't feel like I'm overdoing anything, or trying to overimpress the coaches.
  • —Laurence Maroney
  • a candidate who didn't overimpress
  • He writes about real people and real situations, never trying to overthink or overimpress with lofty wordiness.
  • —Mario Tarradell
often used in passive constructions
  • … a flawed man overimpressed by his own intelligence.
  • —Sue Turnbull
  • Often we see that a trainee is overimpressed with the ideas of the supervisor.
  • —Luigi Boscolo
  • I haven't been overimpressed with unoaked chardonnays from Australia, … but this one delivers.
  • —Beppi Crosariol
  • The appeals court was provided with a videotape of the three dancers dancing …. The judges were not overimpressed.
  • —William O'Rourke

First Known Use of overimpress

1836


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