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
From being overly pessimistic, England is now woefully overconfident, which is a surefire path to heartache if things don’t turn out as expected.
Kavanaugh’s judicial nomination came after two years of contentious delay tactics by Democrats – who claimed Kavanaugh was overly partisan.
A year ago the Pacers were as top-heavy as any NBA team but LeBron and the Seven Dwarfs in Cleveland, overly dependent on Oladipo in a way that kept them from beating those Cavaliers in their seven-game playoff series.
In the past, looking overly matchy has been considered a bit taboo among fashion people, but recently the popularity of wearing a full look has skyrocketed.
That said, neither their concerts nor their albums are meant to be purely experimental or overly cerebral.
There's nary a believable moment, emotionally or otherwise, in No Postage Necessary, which also suffers from its overly treacly musical score composed by Closshey.
Finally, don’t punish them for being afraid, but don’t overly console them or act anxious yourself.
For too long, fruity beers have been cloying, or overly fruity, or simply gross—the high-femme counterpoint to a pumpkin stout that no one asked for.
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astronomically, considerably, eminently, especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), exceptionally, extra, extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, incredibly, mightily, remarkably, significantly, substantially, super, terribly, very;
to a fault, to death, with a vengeance;
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Definition of overly for English Language Learners
: to an excessive degree
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