overorganize

verb over·or·ga·nize \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīz \

Definition of overorganize

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 overorganizing
  • —Lanna Nakone

overorganized

play \ˌō-vər-ə-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd\ adjective
    • an overorganized person/life/office

First Known Use of overorganize

1852

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