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
Both teams were shooting well and the game was not overly physical, at least in the first half.
Hanging upside down with your head pointed directly at the ground, for example, is a bad time to be overly optimistic.
But opponents argued that the bill—which would have banned any modification that accelerates the rate of fire—was overly broad.
Not to be overly dramatic, but lives will be changed.
The only quibbles are the overly complicated room lighting system and the fact that improperly angled shower drains in the opulent bathrooms are prone to flooding.
But Kyle Daly, an appellate specialist from DA Leon Cannizzaro's office, opposed the subpoena request as overly broad and burdensome.
The judges found the performance to be overly ambitious, messy and disjointed.
Interior noise levels are about the same as in a regular Civic, and the front sport seats are well bolstered and comfortable without being overly confining like the Ford Focus ST’s optional Recaro straightjackets.
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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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