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overmuch

[ oh-ver-muhch ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ /
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adjective, noun, adverb

too much: He didn't show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch.

RELATED WORDS

extra, super, over, stiff, needless, more, prodigal, supernatural, extreme, steep, profligate, overkill, residue, oversupply, surfeit, plethora, superabundance, glut, fat, overage

Nearby words

overmatter, overmeasure, overmedicate, overmodulation, overmorrow, overmuch, overnice, overnight, overnight bag, overnight telegram, overnighter

Origin of overmuch

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at over-, much
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British Dictionary definitions for overmuch

overmuch

/ (ˌəʊvəˈmʌtʃ) /

adverb, adjective

too much; very much

noun

an excessive amount
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Word Origin and History for overmuch

overmuch


adj.

"too great in amount," c.1300, over- + much (q.v.). As an adverb from late 14c. Old English had cognate ofermicel.

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