overrated

adjective
over·​rat·​ed | \ ˈō-vər-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of overrated

: rated or valued too highly an overrated book/movie/restaurant The reign of James I is under scrutiny again. For too long this king has been the victim of literary pastiche, deployed as a foil to the fleeing glory of the overrated Elizabeth I.— J. A. Guy … Garrick had arranged for a member of the audience (a fellow actor), dressed as a Frenchified fop, to complain—as connoisseurs of French literary taste had complained for generations—that Shakespeare was vulgar, provincial, and overrated.— Jonathan Bate

First Known Use of overrated

1586, in the meaning defined above

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