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  1. excessively or unusually wise: overwise for a child of her age.
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Origin of overwise

First recorded in 1525–35; over- + wise1
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Examples from the Web for overwise

Historical Examples

  • He is well enough, a good boy, not overwise, but not what is needed here.

    The Flying Mercury

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • There was no use disputing proprieties with the overwise girl.

    The Girls at Mount Morris

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • I did not think her overwise; but here she astonishes me more than I would have believed.

  • Hence, "Red-stockings," with all his philosophy, was not overwise.

  • The bee-folk are overwise, I know, and I mean to take no chances of their leaving.

    Then Marched the Brave

    Harriet T. Comstock