overmuch


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o·ver·much

 (ō′vər-mŭch′)
adj.
Too much; excessive.
adv.
In excess.
n. (ō′vər-mŭch′, ō′vər-mŭch′)
An excessive amount.

overmuch

(ˌəʊvəˈmʌtʃ)
adv, adj
too much; very much
n
an excessive amount

o•ver•much

(ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ)

adj., n., adv.
too much.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overmuch - a quantity that is more than what is appropriate; "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy"; "we received an inundation of email"
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
excess, nimiety, surplus, surplusage - a quantity much larger than is needed
glut, oversupply, surfeit - the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
bellyful - an undesirable overabundance; "a bellyful of your complaints"
Adj.1.overmuch - very great in quantity; overabundant; "showed overmuch affection"
much - (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent; "not much rain"; "much affection"; "much grain is in storage"
Adv.1.overmuch - more than necessaryovermuch - more than necessary; "she eats too much"; "let's not blame them overmuch"

overmuch

adjective
Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit:
adverb
Too much:
Informal: super.
noun
An amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
Translations

overmuch

[ˌəʊvəˈmʌtʃ]
A. ADVdemasiado, en demasía
B. ADJdemasiado

overmuch

[ˌəʊvərˈmʌtʃ] adv (= very much) → outre mesure

overmuch

[ˌəʊvəˈmʌtʃ] (frm)
1. advtroppo
2. adjtroppo/a
References in classic literature ?
In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
If I write to you overmuch concerning myself, is it concerning ANOTHER man, rather, that I ought to write--concerning HIS wants, concerning HIS lack of tea to drink (and all the world needs tea)?
So accomplished a person as the reader must have seen at once that I made away with Timothy in order to give his little vests and pinafores and shoes to David, and, therefore, dear sir or madam, rail not overmuch at me for causing our painter pain.
But nothing of all this was noted in that company; its members were not overmuch addicted to idle interest in matters of no practical importance; that was obvious in every line of their rugged faces--obvious even in the dim light of the single candle.
O Zarathustra," said the animals once more, "that sayest thou as one who hath overmuch of good things.
And no widow nor weak one shall cry in the night because there is no meat, when the strong men are groaning in great pain for that they have eaten overmuch.
And that question once answered, pirates straightway steer apart, for they are infernal villains on both sides, and don't like to see overmuch of each other's villanous likenesses.
I am sorry when my independence is invaded, or when a gift comes from such as do not know my spirit, and so the act is not supported; and if the gift pleases me overmuch, then I should be ashamed that the donor should read my heart, and see that I love his commodity, and not him.
You will feel very differently after you get over being tired and bewildered," said Anne, who, knowing a certain thing that Leslie did not know, did not feel herself called upon to waste overmuch sympathy.
Between friends, there is overmuch of the hangman in him, and too little of the prince.
Melancholy, senor," said he, "was made, not for beasts, but for men; but if men give way to it overmuch they turn to beasts; control yourself, your worship; be yourself again; gather up Rocinante's reins; cheer up, rouse yourself and show that gallant spirit that knights-errant ought to have.
The magistrates are God-fearing gentlemen, but merciful overmuch -- that is a truth," added a third autumnal matron.