overripe

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adjective over·ripe \ˌō-və(r)-ˈrīp\

Definition of overripe

  1. 1 :  passed beyond maturity or ripeness toward decay <an overripe pear>

  2. 2a :  decadentb :  lacking originality or vigor <overripe prose>

over–ripeness

play \ˌō-və(r)-ˈrīp-nəs\ noun

Examples of overripe in a sentence

  1. <an overripe artist whose abstract paintings are no longer considered fresh or significant>

1605

First Known Use of overripe

1605


OVERRIPE Defined for English Language Learners

overripe

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adjective over·ripe \ˌō-və(r)-ˈrīp\

Definition of overripe for English Language Learners

  • : grown or aged past the point of ripeness and beginning to decay : too ripe

  • : not new or young

  • : not fresh or original


OVERRIPE Defined for Kids

overripe

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adjective over·ripe \ˌō-vər-ˈrīp\

Definition of overripe for Students

  1. :  passed beyond ripeness toward decay <overripe fruit>



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