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
Adrianna Naumoski's decision to play this season for Lake Central wasn't an overly difficult one.
If men are overly concerned with the appearance of impropriety, the careers of female subordinates suffer.
Aubrey Plaza has made valiant efforts to backtrack on what might seem like the film's overly condescending view of social media users.
The menus are Gabriele-special, but not overly complicated.
College educated, well-spoken, and overly self-confident.
This spring's Vans x Opening Ceremony collaboration kicked off our obsession with overly-glittery kicks.
You may get called out by a friend Friday about your penchant for exaggerating or being overly blunt.
But even though most varieties don’t generate that kind of income, public universities often opt for overly restrictive intellectual property agreements in a bid to protect potential earnings from their use.
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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
OVERLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overly for English Language Learners
: to an excessive degree
OVERLY Defined for Kids
Definition of overly for Students
- overly worried
- an overly long movie
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