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overly

[ oh-ver-lee ]
/ ˈoʊ vər li /
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adverb
excessively; too: a voyage not overly dangerous.
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Origin of overly

before 1050; Middle English; Old English oferlīce.See over, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for overly

overly
/ (ˈəʊvəlɪ) /

adverb
too; excessively
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