adjective (postpositive foll by of)

excessively keen (on)

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Examples from the Web for overfond

Historical Examples of overfond

  • He was a puzzle, and at this period she was not overfond of shifting puzzles into answers.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • It would seem strange if a farmer was overfond of watching the soldiers.

  • Perhaps I am overfond of my bed, and this couch is soft with the down of many fowls.

    The Court Jester

    Cornelia Baker

  • There was much truth in this; but there are certain truths which we are not overfond of hearing.

  • The man who is overfond of anything will be unwilling to let go his hold upon it.