from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Too ripe.
- adj. Marked by decay or decline.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Excessively ripe; spoiled; gone bad.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Matured to excess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Too ripe; also, in an intensive use, more than ripe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. too ripe and beginning to turn soft
Already fragile, only hours away from being classified as overripe, they bruised instantly.
It was "overripe," to borrow the term Johan Huizinga used to describe late Medieval culture.
"overripe" stage, the cataract would be completely white and block vision.
With those yellow fruits forgotten and overripe in your backpack, make muffins.
I thought it was a fascinating film overall, very overripe but possessing a fun-to-follow storyline that kept me hooked — crazy woman-eating asp and all.
Fortunately, Raziel had a weakness for Renaissance women, and he still found my slightly overripe body irresistible.
Mark Kermode is bemused by the muddled scripting, overripe acting and dazzle-eyed direction of Jonah Hex
I had some way-beyond-salvation-overripe bananas in my kitchen so I decided to make some muffins.
Banana bread is by far the best way to use up uneaten and overripe bananas.
A three-course meal I clearly in the hoi polloi category had during Chicago Restaurant Week a few years ago appeared to be based on ingredients the restaurant needed to get rid of, in the form of overripe fruit served picturesquely on stale Italian bread.
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