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[oh-ver-foo l]
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  1. excessively full: The auditorium was overfull.
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Origin of overfull

before 1000; Middle English; Old English oferfull. See over-, full1
Related formso·ver·full·ness, noun
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Related Words for overfull

filled, unduly, exceedingly, too, extremely, inordinately, immensely, unjustifiably, overly, unreasonably, unjustly, unfairly, improperly, disproportionately, unnecessarily, full, crowded, jammed, stuffed, flush

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Historical Examples of overfull

  • The college is overfull at present, and yet no girls wish to use the attics.

    The Girls of St. Wode's

    L. T. Meade

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

    The Tour

    Louis Couperus

  • While it might be but a fancy, that was no way to help a man who was overfull of them.

    Tommy and Grizel

    J.M. Barrie

  • I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgetteth himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his down-going.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • The question had caught her at a moment when her mouth was overfull of fried plaice and potatoes.

    Mrs. Bindle

    Hebert Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for overfull


  1. excessively full; overflowing
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