overintense

adjective over·in·tense \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈten(t)s \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

overintensely

adverb
    • … it is in the nature of adolescence to prefer exaggeration to restraint, to express their emotions overintensely
    • —Joy Paul Guilford

overintensity

play \ˌō-vər-in-ˈten(t)-sə-tē\ noun
    • It's that overintensity a lot of gifted kids show that gets them in trouble.
    • —Paul Beljan

First Known Use of overintense

1685


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