overintellectualize

verb
over·​in·​tel·​lec·​tu·​al·​ize | \ˌō-vər-ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wə-ˌlīz, -chə-ˌlīz, -shwə-ˌlīz, -chü(-ə)-ˌlīz\
overintellectualized; overintellectualizing

Definition of overintellectualize 

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: to intellectualize (something) to an excessive degree tends to overintellectualize emotions What drives us food writers to overthink and overintellectualize what is, in essence, a plastic cup of sugar and ice?— Kevin Pang

Other Words from overintellectualize

overintellectualization \ˌō-​vər-​ˌin-​tə-​ˌlek-​chə-​wə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən, -​chə-​lə-​, -​shwə-​lə-​, -​chü(-​ə)-​lə-​ \ noun plural overintellectualizations
… the overintellectualization of wine, the fussiness, the obsessiveness with silly adjectives … — Jonathan Reynolds After all my overintellectualizations on addictions, how corny that the answer's been one infomercial away. — Susan Shapiro

First Known Use of overintellectualize

1901, in the meaning defined above

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