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[oh-ver-muhch] /ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ/
adjective, noun, adverb
too much:
He didn't show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch.
Origin of overmuch
1250-1300; Middle English; see over-, much Unabridged
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Examples from the web for overmuch
  • History teaches that worrying overmuch about technological change rarely stops it.
  • Do not become righteous overmuch, nor show yourself excessively wise.
  • Cattails are spread overmuch of the shallow shoreline area.
  • The result was chemical and radioactive contamination overmuch of the local area.
  • To trim some nails overmuch renders them thick and ugly.
British Dictionary definitions for overmuch


adverb, adjective
too much; very much
an excessive amount
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Word Origin and History for overmuch

"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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