overly

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈəʊvərli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈoʊvɚli/ ,USA pronunciation: respellingvər lē)


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overly

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. overly [complex, complicated, broad] [answers, questions]
  2. (it) [is, should] not be overly complicated
  3. overly [aggressive, eager, sensitive, cautious]
  4. overly [worried, concerned, curious, anxious] (about)
  5. overly [obsessed, preoccupied] with
  6. an overly-optimistic [prediction, result, hope]
  7. [be, get, feel] overly optimistic
  8. try not to be overly optimistic (about)
  9. am not overly concerned about [it]
  10. an overly-cautious [lawyer, attorney, driver]
  11. an overly-obsessed [boss, parent, cleaner, housekeeper]
  12. (not) overly familiar with (the subject)
  13. overly friendly with [strangers, his ex-wife]
  14. an overly friendly [cat, dog, neighbor]
  15. (not) overly [enthusiastic, excited] about [the idea of, soccer]
  16. UK: I'm (not) overly keen (on)
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