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o·ver·ly

 (ō′vər-lē)
adv.
To an excessive degree: overly protective.
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overly

(ˈəʊvəlɪ)
adv
too; excessively
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o•ver•ly

(ˈoʊ vər li)

adv.
excessively; too.
[before 1050; Middle English; Old English oferlīce]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.overly - to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits; "too big"
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overly

adverb too, very, extremely, exceedingly, unduly, excessively, unreasonably, inordinately, immoderately, over- Employers may become overly cautious about taking on new staff.
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overly

adverb
Too much:
Informal: super.
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Translations

overly

[ˈəʊvəlɪ] ADV (esp US) → demasiado
he's not overly fond of cucumberno le gusta demasiado el pepino, no le vuelve loco el pepino
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overly

[ˈəʊvərli] adv (= excessively) → excessivement
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overly

advübermäßig, allzu
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overly

[ˈəʊvəlɪ] adv (old) (Am) → troppo
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In short, life is not overly pleasant in this place.
He didn't love her, never had, never would, but life was too short to be overly fastidious.
None of them was overly enthusiastic about the plan, since deep in their superstitious hearts lay an exaggerated fear of the strange white giant; but the word of M'ganwazam was law among his people, so not one dared refuse the duty he was called upon to perform.
In their veins flows lifeblood that may be let as easily as ours, and the fact that they remain invisible to us is the best proof to my mind that they are mortal; nor overly courageous mortals at that.
"Have at him, then," ordered the Earl, turning toward the waiting men-at-arms, none of whom seemed overly anxious to advance upon the doomed outlaw.
She's a real pretty girl got to be, though I can't say I'm overly partial to that pale, big-eyed style myself.
"They seldom bring themselves, I reckon; though this has the look of an old country, to my eye it seems not to be overly peopled."
'Some of them - but I have not yet found a Red Hat's charm for making him overly truthful.
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Moreover, the selected approach was designed to guarantee the highest possible level of consensus between participants, and to help them strike a balance between being overly realistic or overly ambitious.