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  1. exaggerated, overdone, overstatedadjective

    represented as greater than is true or reasonable

    "an exaggerated opinion of oneself"

  2. overdoneadjective

    cooked too long but still edible


  1. overdoneadjective

    Cooked too long; overcooked.


  1. overdoneadjective

    Boiled, baked or roasted too much.


  1. overdone

    Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604 and first performed in 1604, according to available records. It was published in the First Folio of 1623. The play's plot features its protagonist, Duke Vincentio of Vienna, stepping out from public life to observe the affairs of the city under the governance of his deputy, Angelo. Angelo's harsh and ascetic public image is compared to his abhorrent personal conduct once in office, in which he exploits his power to procure a sexual favour from Isabella, whom he considers enigmatically beautiful. The tension in the play is eventually resolved through Duke Vincentio's intervention, which is considered an early use of the deus ex machina in English literature.Measure for Measure was printed as a comedy in the First Folio and continues to be classified as one. Though it shares features with other Shakespearean comedies, such as the use of wordplay and irony, and the employment of disguise and substitution as plot devices, it also features tragic elements such as executions and soliloquies, with Claudio's speech in particular having been favorably compared to tragic heroes like Prince Hamlet. Today, it is often cited as one of Shakespeare's problem plays due to its ambiguous tone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overdone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overdone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of overdone in a Sentence

  1. Lorne Baring:

    The DAX was punished by the scandal at Volkswagen, and it seemed overly sold during the global sell-off in the summer. But those moves were overdone.

  2. Andrew Pyle:

    This is based on relief over the direction of interest rates and some buying on what was seen as overdone weakness in the early sessions of the new year, market volatility is going to remain elevated.

  3. John Kilduff:

    It certainly looks like the bulls had shot themselves in the foot ahead of the rally, as we were in risk-off mood until Wednesday when oil and commodities were off-favor, that said, the price rally since looks kind of overdone too, as we still have record inventories in crude oil, regardless what near-term bullish factors show.

  4. William Jackson:

    It's helpful that China is closed as the large swings had created volatility and uncertainty in other markets, but generally there is more of a positive sentiment, and perhaps a recognition that some of the sell-off we have seen over the last few weeks was overdone.

  5. Robert Parkes:

    We believe that market optimism on the mining sector is at a pretty low level on concerns regarding supply-side issues and the sustainability of Chinese growth. And that makes the sector sensitive to any good news coming through, we are overweight on the mining sector and believe that the pessimism is overdone especially in the current environment where the business cycle indicators are starting to point upwards. It's a cyclical sector and is exposed to a re-acceleration in the global economy.

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