over·​in·​formed | \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce overinformed (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Overinformed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overinformed. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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