overdressed


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o·ver·dress

 (ō′vər-drĕs′)
v. o·ver·dressed, o·ver·dress·ing, o·ver·dress·es
v.intr.
1. To dress oneself more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable: When I saw the other guests' casual attire, I knew I had overdressed.
2. To dress oneself too warmly: She left her jacket in the car, realizing she had overdressed for the beach.
v.tr.
1. To dress more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable: He overdressed himself by wearing a tuxedo to a casual restaurant.
2. To dress too warmly: The nanny overdressed the children, misjudging how hot the day would be.
n. (ō′vər-drĕs′)
A skirted garment, such as a pinafore, worn over other outer clothing.

overdressed

(ˌəʊvəˈdrɛst)
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) dressed too elaborately or finely
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overdressed - dressed too elaborately
clad, clothed - wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination; "clothed and in his right mind"- Bible; "proud of her well-clothed family"; "nurses clad in white"; "white-clad nurses"
Translations

overdressed

[ˌəʊvəˈdrest] ADJ to be overdressedir demasiado arreglado
he makes me feel overdressedme hace sentir como si fuera demasiado arreglado

overdressed

[ˌəʊvərˈdrɛst] adjtrop habillé(e) pour la circonstance
References in classic literature ?
She was overdressed, but not badly dressed, in black with a high collar, and she wore black glace gloves, in which she played cards; she had several heavy gold chains round her neck, bangles on her wrists, and circular photograph pendants, one being of Queen Alexandra; she carried a black satin bag and chewed Sen-sens.
MAJOR FITZ-DAVID'S visitor proved to be a plump, round-eyed overdressed girl, with a florid complexion and straw colored hair.
She is always overdressed and never natural, but it seems to me that nearly everything she does is done to suit his whims, or at his instigation.
Memories of Evie's wedding had warped her, the starched servants, the yards of uneaten food, the rustle of overdressed women, motor-cars oozing grease on the gravel, rubbish on a pretentious band.
Crawley's man, three other men, smelling very much of the stable, and four women, one of whom, I remarked, was very much overdressed, and who flung me a look of great scorn as she plumped down on her knees.
Well, after I had been in the room about ten minutes, talking to huge overdressed dowagers and tedious academicians, I suddenly became conscious that some one was looking at me.
It is the haunt of the river swell and his overdressed female companion.
But travel- stained though he was, he was well and even richly attired, and without being overdressed looked a gallant gentleman.
A florid, overdressed man was drinking in the parlor, and I could have sworn it was at the sight of him that Raffles recoiled on the threshold, and afterwards insisted on returning to the station through the rain.
Lord James Herries, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was a short, dark, sturdy man with a very sallow face and a very sullen manner, which contrasted with the gorgeous flower in his buttonhole and his festive trick of being always slightly overdressed.
Guests included American Vogue editor Dame Anna Wintour and British counterpart Edward Enninful, designer Stella McCartney and supermodel Naomi Campbell - who may have felt a little overdressed next to Kate.
But beware: the formal black colour can feel arrogant or overdressed in many situations.