overreliance

noun over·re·li·ance \ ˌō-vər-ri-ˈlī-ən(t)s \

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

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