overinformed

adjective over·in·formed \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈfȯrmd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overinformed

1 : having excessive information
  • In some ways people are almost overinformed about nutrition in America. Food is an obsessional part of the national conversation.
  • —Bee Wilson
  • … the potential issue is not with people lying: It's with already annoying neighborhood players becoming insufferably overinformed. With wearable technology, pickup games will now be statistically measured against players' egos.
  • —Sam Sturgis
2 : based on excessive information
  • … postmodernism, with its weary, overinformed view that there is nothing new to say …
  • —Tom Payne
  • Some of his long poems strike me as artificially enriched, overinformed doggerel.
  • —Peter Davison

First Known Use of overinformed

1884


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