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Definitions for overmuch
ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃover·much

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, superabundanceadjective

    a quantity that is more than what is appropriate

    "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy"; "we received an inundation of email"

  2. overmuchadverb

    very great in quantity; overabundant

    "showed overmuch affection"

  3. overmuch, too muchadverb

    more than necessary

    "she eats too much"; "let's not blame them overmuch"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Overmuchadjective

    Too much; more than enough.

    Etymology: over and much.

    It was the custom of those former ages, in their over-much gratitude, to advance the first authors of any useful discovery among the number of their gods. John Wilkins.

    An over-much use of salt, besides that it occasions thirst and over-much drinking, has other ill effects. John Locke.

  2. Overmuchadverb

    In too great a degree.

    The fault which we find in them is, that they over-much abridge the church of her power in these things. Whereupon they re-charge us, as if in these things we gave the church a liberty which hath no limits or bounds. Richard Hooker.

    Perhaps
    I also erred, in over-much admiring
    What seem’d in thee so perfect, that I thought
    No evil durst attempt thee. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix.

    Deject not then so over-much thyself,
    Who hast of sorrow thy full load besides. John Milton.

  3. Overmuchnoun

    More than enough.

    By attributing over-much to things
    Less excellent, as thou thyself perceiv’st. John Milton.

    With respect to the blessings the world enjoys, even good men may ascribe over-much to themselves. Nehemiah Grew.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overmuch

    ō-vėr-much′, adj. and adv. too much.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overmuch in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overmuch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of overmuch in a Sentence

  1. Edward Hoagland:

    Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

  2. John Milton:

    Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh,By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.

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