Definitions for overlyˈoʊ vər li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excessively, overly, to a fault, too(adverb)

    to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

    "too big"

GCIDE

  1. overly(adv.)

    Excessively.

Wiktionary

  1. overly(Adverb)

    To an excessive degree.

    Parents can be overly protective of their children.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peggy Monteleone:

    She was very naive and trusting, overly trusting.

  2. Jessica Wu:

    Cutting and overly vigorous pushing will make them thick and crack and, worse, lift up.

  3. Bill Rogers:

    The public has a need and a right to know about this case and the judge's order is overly broad.

  4. Markus Huber:

    With the European Central Bank meeting tomorrow, investors do not want to be overly short (negative).

  5. Laurence Sterne:

    People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.

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