Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of overdo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Boiled, baked or roasted too much.
  • v. Past participle of overdo

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cooked too long; overcooked.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. represented as greater than is true or reasonable
  • adj. cooked too long but still edible

Etymologies

From over- +‎ done. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cursing doesn't always bother me, unless it feels overdone or unnecessary..overdone applied in this case, for me.

    Today in Fantasy: February 20, 2010

  • No one cares about this film, and it will still bomb despite no direct competition. saydave from the very start of production of this movie, it sounded very ..... overdone is the word

    Knight and Day Release Moves Up One Week | /Film

  • To me, it implies that the aspect of the book perceived as overdone is a product of the Zone rather than the Crucible, that the author couldn't possibly have intended that aspect to have been overwhelming, ramped-up to the max, as a thematic necessity of the story they're trying to tell, as a conscious decision.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Williams, whose wild-eyed look recalls any number of outlandish villains in overdone action films.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • I'm not saying this isn't "overdone" - those legs look ridiculous and the retouching around the breasts looks like it's been done by an overheated 14 year old boy - but the worst of the illusion is caused by the shirt concealing the curve of her left hip and breasts.

    Maxim: Belly Good

  • Some might call that convenience, but others might call it overdone.

  • Jeff Kingston, director of Asian studies at Temple University, calls much of the criticism "overdone" - noting the government is dealing with a dizzying array of issues: "the earthquake, tsunami, and the nuclear problems, plus the fiscal, financial, economic, market, currency fallout."

    The Seattle Times

  • B week, a performance the judges called overdone and overly dramatic.

    From Inside the Box

  • Craig Ross, vice president of ApexFutures. com, suggested the gold selloff on the Goldman news may have been "overdone" since the allegations do not mean Goldman or other large institutions will stop trading metals.

    Gold, Precious Metals Settle Higher

  • The euro had ticked as high as $1.3029 in overnight trading, but after the euro's steep rally from $1.1876 the more-than four-year low it hit in early June investors might have thought its recent move higher had become "overdone," said

    Euro Succumbs to Stress Test Jitters

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