Examples of overly in a Sentence
These directions are overly complex.
She's overly sensitive to criticism.
They didn't seem overly concerned about the problem.
Recent Examples of overly from the Web
In public appearances Cruz has a penchant for hugging people and sometimes crying during interviews, prompting some to praise her sincerity while others call her overly dramatic.
Neither was overly productive, though, which was at least partly due to Alabama's offensive line struggling with LSU's defensive front.
His prepared speech at these events is not overly dramatic.
Detractors of Hill are aplenty, especially on social media, which ESPN overly relies on to guide its content, according to Bryan Curtis’ profile of Hill in The Ringer last month.
Still, the show asks some important, if overly pointed, questions, about the values of society, both past and present.
He’s not named Christian for nothing, and that is part of what makes The Square important as well as overly obvious.
Her father, on a job hunt after several decades at one company, competes for a software job with his son, who inevitably bests him, the interviewer an overly jocular bro-type, brand new to the industry.
Nursing home residents were subjected to overly hot conditions in the days after Hurricane Irma when a tree fell on a transformer powering the air conditioning system.
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First Known Use of overly
before 12th century
Synonymsdevilishly, excessively, exorbitantly, inordinately, intolerably, monstrously, too, overmuch, unacceptably, unduly
Antonymsdeficiently, inadequately, insufficiently
Related Wordsextravagantly, immoderately, intemperately; extortionately, inexcusably, obscenely, unbearably, unconscionably, unreasonably; improperly, inappropriately; abnormally, extraordinarily, freakishly, singularly, uncommonly, uncustomarily, unusually; astronomically, considerably, deadly, eminently, especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), exceptionally, extensively, extra, extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, incredibly, mightily, remarkably, significantly, substantially, super, terribly, very, whacking
Near Antonymsacceptably, moderately, modestly, reasonably, temperately; barely, hardly, just, marginally, meagerly, minimally, scantily, scarcely, slightly
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