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
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