overlong

adjective, adverb

too or excessively long

Nearby words

  1. overleverage,
  2. overlie,
  3. overline,
  4. overlive,
  5. overload,
  6. overlook,
  7. overlooker,
  8. overlord,
  9. overly,
  10. overlying

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Word Origin and History for overlong

overlong

adj.

"excessively long," early 14c., from over- + long (adj.). Middle English also had overshort "too short, too brief."

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