overreliance

noun
over·​re·​li·​ance | \ ˌō-vər-ri-ˈlī-ən(t)s How to pronounce overreliance (audio) \

Definition of overreliance

: the act or state of relying on something or someone too much : excessive reliance One of my top priorities next year is to have an energy policy that begins to address all facets of our overreliance on fossil fuels.— Barack Obama I shy away from prescribing sleeping pills … to avoid overreliance on them.— Andrew Weil

First Known Use of overreliance

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Overreliance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overreliance. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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