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overquick

[ oh-ver-kwik ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈkwɪk /
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adjective
too quick: Let's not be overquick to criticize.
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SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of overquick

First recorded in 1530–40; over- + quick

OTHER WORDS FROM overquick

o·ver·quick·ly, adverb
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How to use overquick in a sentence

  • But at the top of the second stairs he was overquick for her.

    The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
  • Well—when men speak overquick and overfair, what is that but the toadstool that springs from their breath?

  • And one with a vile and overquick temper, as he had proved in Venice.

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