overgeneralize

[ oh-ver-jen-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈdʒɛn ər əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), o·ver·gen·er·al·ized, o·ver·gen·er·al·iz·ing.

to generalize beyond appropriate or justified limits.

Nearby words

  1. overfull,
  2. overfunding,
  3. overgarment,
  4. overgear,
  5. overgeneralization,
  6. overgenerous,
  7. overgild,
  8. overglaze,
  9. overgraze,
  10. overgrazed

Also especially British, o·ver·gen·er·al·ise.

Origin of overgeneralize


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