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overpraise

verb over·praise \ ˌō-vər-ˈprāz \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overpraise

overpraised; overpraising
transitive verb
: to praise (someone or something) to an excessive degre
  • overpraising a mediocre film
  • He knows he is dealing with a complex personality, someone who has in the past been both overpraised and condemned to excess.
  • —John Clive

First Known Use of overpraise

14th century


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overpraise

noun over·praise \ ˈō-vər-ˌprāz \

Definition of overpraise

: an excessive amount of praise
  • Overpraise can lead to bad habits, some of them incurable—trying to repeat that thing you did so marvelously.
  • —Wilfrid Sheed

First Known Use of overpraise

1691



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