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tr.v. o·ver·praised, o·ver·prais·ing, o·ver·prais·es
To praise excessively.
References in classic literature ?
Serpent, thy overpraising leaves in doubt The vertue of that Fruit, in thee first prov'd: But say, where grows the Tree, from hence how far?
You may think I am overpraising but if you have watched this movie by Regal Entertainment, Inc.
Unfortunately, this overpraising doesn't increase students' sense of efficacy and can lead to disengagement (Cohen & Steele, 2002).
Of course the HFPA, like the Academy, has never been averse to wildly overpraising the frivolous and frothy, but in almost every case it was marching in lockstep with the Academy, not taking a lower road.
Instead of admitting their mistakes, America's leaders have worked to obscure them by endlessly overpraising our "warriors" as so many universal heroes .
Meanwhile, wildy overpraising the C-listers' ineptitude, the dreadful judges insulted our intelligence.
What are the effects of overpraising a child's artistic gifts, whether to ourselves (hello, ego) or to the child (hello, unrealistic overblown highly fragile self-esteem)?