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

Definition of overorganize

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 overorganizing— Lanna Nakone

Other Words from overorganize

overorganized \ ˌō-​vər-​ə-​ˈȯr-​gə-​ˌnīzd How to pronounce overorganize (audio) \ adjective
an overorganized person/life/office

First Known Use of overorganize

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Overorganize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overorganize. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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