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1. Too ripe.
2. Marked by decay or decline.

o′ver·ripe′ly adv.
o′ver·ripe′ness n.


1. (Cookery) (of food, cheese, etc) past the usual stage of being ready to eat or use
2. overused or overly sentimental and emotional: his love songs are overripe ballads.


(ˈoʊ vərˈraɪp)

1. ripe beyond succulence: overripe fruit.
2. effete; decadent.
o′ver•ripe′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overripe - too ripe and beginning to turn soft
ripe, mature - fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"


[ˌəʊvəˈraɪp] ADJdemasiado maduro, pasado


[ˌəʊvəˈraɪp] adjtroppo maturo/a
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That evening there was a grand reception in the royal palace, attended by the most important persons of Oz, and Jack Pumpkinhead, who was a little overripe but still active, read an address congratulating Ozma of Oz upon the success of her generous mission to rescue the royal family of a neighboring kingdom.
There are also days you'd see a mango-which was either overripe or rotten-in her drawer, which you'd see her eating it days later.
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You'll actually use them when they look like very overripe bananas.
Although the peel has a bitter taste and a tough, ropey consistency most people aren't used to, an overripe banana (brown or black) becomes thinner, sweeter and easier to chew.
Overripe bananas make excellent breads, cookies, muffins and cakes.
For instance, you don't want to can overripe fruits.
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At this time of year, there are still plenty of white butterflies, plus the newly emerged red admiral and painted ladies, which feed on overripe pears, plums and apples.