over·​or·​ga·​nize ˌō-vər-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīz How to pronounce overorganize (audio)
overorganized; overorganizing

transitive + intransitive

: to organize (something or someone) to an unnecessary degree
It was bad enough when our parents tried to overorganize and overstructure our lives; we weren't about to do it ourselves.William Schwarz
Don't overorganize kids.David Walsh
When we overorganize our spaces, we don't have time to maintain the systems we create and the whole apparatus crashes.Robert J. Morgan
When you feel like you are doing three steps when you could be doing just one, you are overorganizingLanna Nakone
overorganized adjective
an overorganized person/life/office

Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overorganize was in 1852

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“Overorganize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overorganize. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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