overemphasis

[ oh-ver-em-fuh-sis ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈɛm fə sɪs /

noun

excessive or undue emphasis.

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Origin of overemphasis

First recorded in 1895–1900; over- + emphasis

OTHER WORDS FROM overemphasis

o·ver·em·phat·ic [oh-ver-em-fat-ik], /ˌoʊ vər ɛmˈfæt ɪk/, adjective
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