overmuch

adjective
over·​much | \ ˌō-vər-ˈməch How to pronounce overmuch (audio) \

Definition of overmuch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: too much

overmuch

adverb

Definition of overmuch (Entry 2 of 3)

: in too great a degree

overmuch

noun
over·​much | \ ˈō-vər-ˌməch How to pronounce overmuch (audio) , ˌō-vər-ˈməch\

Definition of overmuch (Entry 3 of 3)

: too great an amount

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Examples of overmuch in a Sentence

Adjective

I think you put overmuch care into your personal appearance—get over yourself.

Adverb

you worry overmuch about what other people think

Noun

you must not expect an overmuch of gratitude from a very young child
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

To bristle overmuch smacks of either hypocrisy or an implicit grant of status to liberals as cultural betters who ought to defer more to a marginalized right. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "What Critiques of 'Smug Liberals' Miss," 3 May 2017 Its Covent Garden office was a magnet for ambitious young talent, which Mr. Jones assessed without overmuch regard for age, station or experience. Matthew Schneier, New York Times, "Edward Enninful’s Unlikely Journey, From Ghana to Hanover Square," 29 Apr. 2017 Politicians, as a rule, do not trouble themselves overmuch with the opinions of intellectuals, and Trump is unusually untroubled by debates about political philosophy. Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, "Intellectuals for Trump," 9 Jan. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

But sometimes the people have exalted their dictators and have not cared overmuch about the rule of law. Philip Zelikow, The Atlantic, "Is the World Slouching Toward a Grave Systemic Crisis?," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of overmuch

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overmuch was in the 13th century

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overmuch

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of overmuch

: too much or very much

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