Definitions

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  • n. state in which something receives too much stress or attention

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excessive and unwarranted emphasis.

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

  • n. too much emphasis

Etymologies

over- +‎ emphasis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But for him, or at least his surrogates, to turn around and accuse the Clinton's of vicious attacks, distortions, dirty politics, and even racism for calling Obama on his overemphasis is the height of hypocricy.

    Bill Clinton: Obama's Candidacy Isn't The "Fairy Tale" ��� But His War Opposition Is

  • But CEO Russ Smyth told investors in December the company is moving away from what he called an '' overemphasis '' on '' fast money '' because it damaged the company's brand image.

    MSN Money Finance Tips

  • "I think it's an appropriate time and I think the commissioner recognizes that," said Cohen, who has voiced frustration with what he describes as an "overemphasis" on standardized testing, in part because of No Child Left Behind.

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  • All the 14 writers whose work provides the main focus here were born after 1955 and the book emphasises the idea of the short lyric poem, flexible, unpredictable, free of an overemphasis on craft, as the marker of a new sensibility.

    Poetry: in brief – reviews

  • The problem with West lies in his overemphasis on sex to the detriment of the other aspects.

    David L. Schindler criticizes Christopher West's work with TOTB

  • I really see the overemphasis on be as an auxiliary early on contributing a lot to learner errors later on.

    E is for Error « An A-Z of ELT

  • I try not to overemphasis masculinity and devalue femininity, she said.

    Gender stereotypes easing more for girls than boys

  • If implemented properly (no sure thing, in this time of austerity), these standards can help correct the serious problems that are a legacy of No Child Left Behind, including a narrowing of the curriculum and an overemphasis on preparation for standardized tests.

    Randi Weingarten: Superintendents: Don't Scapegoat Your Teachers

  • The fear that the audience for serious music is dwindling can sometimes invite an overemphasis on the top-hits fragment of our musical heritage, including Mahler's.

    A Fierce Enthusiasm

  • I take a buttload of supplements each day to make sure that I get everything I need and cannot overemphasis the need to drink tons of water.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Burger lite.

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