transitive + intransitive
: to impress (someone or something) to an excessive degree;
: 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
—often used in passive constructions
- He writes about real people and real situations, never trying to overthink or overimpress with lofty wordiness.
- —Mario Tarradell
- … 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