overrated


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o·ver·rate

 (ō′vər-rāt′)
tr.v. o·ver·rat·ed, o·ver·rat·ing, o·ver·rates
To overestimate the merits of; rate too highly.

overrated

(ˌəʊvəˈreɪtɪd)
adj
too highly assessed or evaluated
Translations

overrated

[ˌəʊvəˈreɪtɪd] ADJsobre(e)stimado, sobrevalorado

overrated

[ˌəʊvərˈreɪtɪd] adjsurfait(e)
to be overrated [person, film, book] → être surfait
to be vastly overrated → être très surfait
References in classic literature ?
In my opinion, Time has been overrated in this matter.
After this escape, I was content to take a foggy view of the Inn through the window's encrusting dirt, and to stand dolefully looking out, saying to myself that London was decidedly overrated.
But experience assures us, that the efficacy of the provision has been greatly overrated; and that some more adequate defense is indispensably necessary for the more feeble, against the more powerful, members of the government.
The dangers to be apprehended from the Crow Indians had not been overrated by the camp gossips.
The expectations of his friend Morland, therefore, from the first overrated, had ever since his introduction to Isabella been gradually increasing; and by merely adding twice as much for the grandeur of the moment, by doubling what he chose to think the amount of Mr.
Similar questions had vexed him from infancy, and at Oxford he had learned to say that the importance of human beings has been vastly overrated by specialists.
Nay, it is greatly overrated; and it is our selfishness which overrates it.
It seems to me that in the matter of intellect the ant must be a strangely overrated bird.
Believe me, love is an overrated passion; it would be irremediably discredited but that young people, and the romancers who live upon their follies, have a perpetual interest in rehabilitating it.
Sir Patrick entered on the question of the merits of the partridge, viewed as an eatable bird, "By himself, Arnold--plainly roasted, and tested on his own merits--an overrated bird.
Rose had by no means overrated the measure of the good doctor's wrath.
It was now Heyward's turn to bite his lip with vexation as the other so coolly alluded to a force which the young man knew to be overrated. Both mused a little while in silence, when Montcalm renewed the conversation, in a way that showed he believed the visit of his guest was solely to propose terms of capitulation.