from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Too busy; officious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Too busy; also, obtrusively officious.

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

  • adj. too busy


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  • Although sound may induce reverie, it nonetheless brings individuals together, apart from an over-busy world.

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  • But, contrarians study these kids w/sophisticated research designs and find no harm attributable to being over-busy.

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  • I am all right, more or less; I've just been over-busy and under-efficient this week.

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  • Raised as we are with Old Testament teachings against sloth and sluggardliness, we have to be busy to be important, over-busy to feel successful.

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  • In the context of the students over-busy lives, homework becomes, for many of them, a problem.

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  • Maybe it's because of that over-busy flag they've got ...

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  • I always find US federal materials (money, ID cards, etc) bland and over-busy in comparisson.

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  • She rose, and walked from the room; but pausing at the door, and leaning against it, as if her over-busy thoughts had taken from her the power of supporting herself, she said,

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  • Two years ago I was well and busy - over-busy and over-stressed as it turns out.

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  • His life was so over-busy, so full of stress that it was probably a relief to him not to have to worry any more - worry about my happiness, about being found out. '

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