overly

See also: overtly

EnglishEdit

AdverbEdit

overly (not comparable)

  1. To an excessive degree.
    Parents can be overly protective of their children.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      This means, at times, long and perhaps overly discursive discussions of other taxa.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

overly (comparative more overly, superlative most overly)

  1. (obsolete) Careless; negligent; inattentive; superficial; not thorough.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) Excessive; too much.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Coleridge to this entry?)

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