overfamiliar overfamiliar

Definition(s):

  • (adj) taking undue liberties

Usage(s):

  1. Courtly but gossipy, chummy but not overfamiliar, he proudly points out all the notables he has managed to attract to his soirae.
  2. Still, it's somewhat better than its overfamiliar ingredients.
  3. The overfamiliar Soviet plot, in which boy meets tractor girl and lives happily ever after raising norms, was getting too much for even barnyard critics to take.

News

  • 'Earnest' delightfully fun at Shakespeare Festival

    Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," on stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, is just as ridiculous now as it was when it was first presented in the 1890s. Like most of the Bard's works, this one can be seen many times without becoming overfamiliar. Wilde is unsurpassed for the number and the quality of witty lines packed within one play. The plot never dates; it        
    on July 16, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

Quotes

  • "The cook's vocabulary often made reference to avoidable accidents," Irving explains, "and his twelve-year-old son was overfamiliar with his father's grim and fatalistic thoughts on human fallibility." "It's nobody's fault."
    on Oct 23, 2009 By: John Irving Source: Los Angeles Times

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