overnice

adjective

over·​nice ˌō-vər-ˈnīs How to pronounce overnice (audio)
: excessively nice: such as
a
: excessively pleasant or agreeable
And I don't think they're being really overnice to me because of who I am. You notice that they treat everybody that way.Darlene Love
b
: excessively particular
overnice scruples
overnicely adverb
overniceness noun
Our mothers told us that it wouldn't kill us to be nice. But overniceness, when it comes to the health risks of obesity, can kill. The Saginaw (Michigan) News

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overnice was in the 14th century

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“Overnice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overnice. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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