overly

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adverb over·ly \ˈō-vər-lē\

Definition of overly

  1. :  to an excessive degree :  too

Examples of overly in a sentence

  1. These directions are overly complex.

  2. She's overly sensitive to criticism.

  3. They didn't seem overly concerned about the problem.

1806

First Known Use of overly

1806


OVERLY Defined for English Language Learners

overly

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adverb over·ly \ˈō-vər-lē\

Definition of overly for English Language Learners

  • : to an excessive degree


OVERLY Defined for Kids

overly

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adverb over·ly \ˈō-vər-lē\

Definition of overly for Students

  1. :  by too much :  to an excessive degree <overly worried> <an overly long movie>



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