overimpress

verb
over·im·press | \ ˌō-vər-im-ˈpres \
overimpressed; overimpressing

Definition of overimpress 

: to impress (someone or something) to an excessive degree especially : to give (someone) an extremely or unduly favorable impression (see impression sense 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, in the meaning defined above

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