too highly rated or praised: I don’t know why that coach was so sought-after; he’s an overrated blowhard and has accomplished nothing.
the simple past tense and past participle of overrate.
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How to use overrated in a sentence
The idea of edge-of-your-seat movie entertainment is something of an oxymoron, or at the very least an overrated advertising gimmick.A Quiet Place Part II Is Tense and Effective—But a Little More Breathing Room Would Have Gone a Long Way | Stephanie Zacharek | May 26, 2021 | Time
He wound up only on the overrated side of our ranking, placing third behind Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos and just above Jamie Dimon.
In part Alter does this by maintaining that Carter’s post-presidential labors have been somewhat overrated.The case for Jimmy Carter as a ‘consequential’ president | Russell L. Riley | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
In that brief but familiar moment of detachment, Bharti told herself Minnesota must’ve been severely overrated, and then she got back to work.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left. | Kent Babb | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
I’m on the record as saying that I think presidential forecasting models based strictly on “fundamental” factors like economic conditions are overrated.How FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 Presidential Forecast Works — And What’s Different Because Of COVID-19 | Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org) | August 12, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
In an interview with the Texas Observer, Oliver said “Family violence is so, so overrated.”
Besides, among most Satan-fearing Christians, things like confirmation and proof are overrated.
There are reasons, though, to believe that Syrian airpower and air defenses are overrated.
Japanese Ballplayer Gives Best Interview Ever Speaking perfect English is overrated.Beyoncé, Jimmy Fallon, Will and Jaden Smith, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | June 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The arts are overrated, but the real estate is bubbling like the witch's cauldron in MacBeth.
The commander-in-chief overrated the fighting qualities of the Neapolitan troops and thought it prudent to evacuate Rome.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He named it when he replied to her: "I've simply overrated my strength."The Tragic Muse | Henry James
But if the Bourbons overrated their triumph in one way, they immensely underrated it in another.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8) | John Richard Green
That the public, receiving it at what we now term the psychological moment, may have overrated it is by no means impossible.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
I knew well that I did nothing but what any other person could do, yet it pleased me to see how John overrated my services.The Late Miss Hollingford | Rosa Mulholland