overly overly  /ˈoʊ vər li/


  • (adv) to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits



  1. We generally think that having more access is better, as long as you're not a child or overly offended.
  2. It was a challenge for me to not get overly dramatic.
  3. Forecasters were overly confident in their primitive technology, which did not yet include satellites or doppler radar.


  1. NSA Leaks Present a Business and Ethics Crisis for Silicon Valley

    Late last week, as revelations about the National Security Agency’s telephone and internet data gathering programs splashed across the news, attorney Michael Overly heard from one of his clients, a consumer product company that had been looking at moving email systems to a cloud service provider.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Lincoln was a Great Manager Because He was an Overly Likable Boss

    Richard Wanderer, author of The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover), commented today on The Drucker Exchange's recent blog post concerning "The Overly Likable Boss" as being a detriment to a manager. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10820244.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Low Blood Sugar May Raise Dementia Risk in Diabetics: Study

    Overly aggressive glucose control might backfire in older patients, findings suggest
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WebMD


  1. "It is irresponsible to hide behind management's more than overly optimistic financial forecasts," Icahn wrote. "It is unconscionable that you have not allowed your shareholders to choose to accept an offer that represented a 72 per cent...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: Toronto Star

  2. "Often when we start beating people, we become overly confident and then we are sent home," Van Marwijk said. "We did lose the match whereas we should have won it because we played wonderfully well. Johan Cruyff was the best football player...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Bert van Marwijk Source: CTV.ca

  3. "Very confident, yet not overly so," said Ohio Democratic Party chief Chris Redfern, who said the financial turmoil is dreadful for the country but "politically it's advantageous" for Obama.
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Chris Redfern Source: FOXNews

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