over·​in·​tense | \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈten(t)s How to pronounce overintense (audio) \

Definition of overintense

: intense to an excessive degree overintense emotions a serious, overintense child Love on live telly never works. He realised the whole thing was a suffocating, overintense nightmare …— Vanessa Feltz Video telephony rendered the fantasy insupportable. Callers now found they had to compose the same sort of earnest, slightly overintense listener's expression they had to compose for in-person exchanges.— David Foster Wallace … the sauce on the mushrooms is sometimes overintense.— Mimi Sheraton

Other Words from overintense

overintensely adverb
… it is in the nature of adolescence to prefer exaggeration to restraint, to express their emotions overintensely — Joy Paul Guilford
overintensity \ ˌō-​vər-​in-​ˈten(t)-​sə-​tē How to pronounce overintensity (audio) \ noun
It's that overintensity a lot of gifted kids show that gets them in trouble. — Paul Beljan

First Known Use of overintense

1685, in the meaning defined above

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“Overintense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overintense. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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