overorganize

[ oh-ver-awr-guh-nahyz ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈɔr gəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), o·ver·or·gan·ized, o·ver·or·gan·iz·ing.

to stress formal structure, status, rules, and details excessively.

verb (used without object), o·ver·or·gan·ized, o·ver·or·gan·iz·ing.

to become overorganized.

Nearby words

  1. overnight telegram,
  2. overnighter,
  3. overnutrition,
  4. overoptimism,
  5. overoptimistic,
  6. overpage,
  7. overpaid,
  8. overpark,
  9. overparted,
  10. overpass

Also especially British, o·ver·or·gan·ise.

Origin of overorganize

First recorded in 1895–1900; over- + organize

Related formso·ver·or·gan·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·or·gan·iz·er, noun

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