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- adj. Excessively wise; too clever for one's own good.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Too wise; affectedly wise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Too wise; affectedly wise.
I just hope these are different sets of people, cause overwise there is something wrong with them.
The great 20th Century experiment in economies run by governments has left the entire world with perhaps one-half or less of the wealth we would overwise have had.
June 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm duz you has one frum teh eyekeeya? mine splitted along da seems and started blarfing out awl da beeds. iz eezy to fix, ownly unzip it an puts da duccky taep awn da eeenside! overwise da duccky taep wil stik to yur leggies when you tri to use it.
January 10, 2008 at 4:48 am nawt woriez bebe kitteh. goggie nawt gonna eats u. goggie b ur frien. mebbe u kan get offer kittehs mad at u, then run to frien goggie, and sey “sees, me nice 2 meh, overwise mai frien goggie gonna hurtz u!”
Dey said dat overwise dey “light a fire unner my butt” but I neber tought dey wood really DO dat.
July 17, 2008 at 4:30 pm peraps e shuld ave culd imslef a Kyute Well Dresd Guy, KWDG. un den yu culd have ad fun lickin de sallid dressin orf hims… is such a sad case hims needs a huggs mefinks. yu gals make shure he nawt gets a cold outside nao you hear. overwise hims bein needin lawts ob chikn soups and sneezy clofs for de makin betters of.
Besides, he is not so overwise as to imagine that he knows whether death is a good or an evil; and he is certain that desertion of his duty is an evil.
Unfortunately, too, he was not overwise; and he had a habit of telling tales against himself, partly out of bravado, which of course did not tend to improve matters.
But in France the magistracy is unfortunately overwise and very consequential; it inquires into the spirit of the law.
To be overwise is to ossify; and the scruple-monger ends by standing stockstill.
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