[ oh-ver-fool ]
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  1. excessively full: The auditorium was overfull.

Origin of overfull

before 1000; Middle English; Old English oferfull.See over-, full1

Other words from overfull

  • o·ver·full·ness, noun

Words Nearby overfull

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How to use overfull in a sentence

  • It would seem that Samuel Clemens's cup of remorse must be always overfull.

  • My brains are soaked like an overfull sponge: they can contain no more this morning.

    The Tour | Louis Couperus
  • An overfull bladder has been mistaken for an ovarian cyst and been punctured with a trocar before the mistake was discovered.

  • overfull of life as my wild garden patch was, it would not have kept its (human) possessor very long from starvation.

    A Rambler's lease | Bradford Torrey
  • It was growing late—we were very tired and were overfull of undigested story and tangled chronology.

    The Ship Dwellers | Albert Bigelow Paine

British Dictionary definitions for overfull


/ (ˌəʊvəˈfʊl) /

  1. excessively full; overflowing

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