from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Too busy; officious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Too busy; also, obtrusively officious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. too busy
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Although sound may induce reverie, it nonetheless brings individuals together, apart from an over-busy world.
But, contrarians study these kids w/sophisticated research designs and find no harm attributable to being over-busy.
I am all right, more or less; I've just been over-busy and under-efficient this week.
Raised as we are with Old Testament teachings against sloth and sluggardliness, we have to be busy to be important, over-busy to feel successful.
In the context of the students over-busy lives, homework becomes, for many of them, a problem.
Maybe it's because of that over-busy flag they've got ...
I always find US federal materials (money, ID cards, etc) bland and over-busy in comparisson.
She rose, and walked from the room; but pausing at the door, and leaning against it, as if her over-busy thoughts had taken from her the power of supporting herself, she said,
Two years ago I was well and busy - over-busy and over-stressed as it turns out.
His life was so over-busy, so full of stress that it was probably a relief to him not to have to worry any more - worry about my happiness, about being found out. '
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.