Definitions

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  • n. The quality or state of being in excess; superabundance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being in excess; superabundance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Super-abundance.

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

  • n. a quantity that is more than what is appropriate

Etymologies

overmuch +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is implied in the omitted words, which Mr. Reddie -- whose omission would have been dishonest if he had seen their meaning -- no doubt took for pleonasm, superfluity, overmuchness.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

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    Rational Review

  • Here and there the style suffers from that overmuchness of unessential detail and that exaggeration of particulars which Mr. Dickens brought into fashion and seems bent on wearing out of it, -- a style which is called graphic and poetical by those only who do not see that it is the cheap substitute, in all respects equal to real plate, (till you try to pawn it for lasting fame,) introduced by writers against time, or who forget that to be graphic is to tell most with fewest penstrokes, and to be poetical is to suggest the particular in the universal.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

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