Definitions

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  • n. An analysis carried too far; the act or process of overanalyzing.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ analysis

Examples

  • The only people who would be baffled by this question are those prone to overanalysis, which is to say, bloggy types.

    Matthew Yglesias » Off The Record

  • Of course there is always the probability which I never exclude which is that I'm just annoying company and I have no very close, regular friends for a good reasons one of which is the very kind of overanalysis that occupies me writing this very essay at 8 on a Sunday evening.

    Cobb

  • This seems to be a large point that all the overanalysis of rumors in the past few weeks has largely missed.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

  • Furthermore, much of the lack of discussion of the fall of Communism stems from an overanalysis of the consequences of that fall.

    The Unknown War « Tai-Chi Policy

  • You can take your ridiculous feminist-school neurotic overanalysis elsewhere.

    “Gran Torino” movie review » Scene-Stealers

  • The day after President Obama's big yearly speech to Congress and the American people, most pundits and talking-head types in the media are vying to outdo each other on stating "what it all means" or similar high-flown overanalysis.

    Chris Weigant: Obama's New Ideas

  • A claim that a particular interpretation is an act of overanalysis most certainly requires support and defense.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fight Club

  • A claim that a particular interpretation is an act of overanalysis most certainly requires support and defense. wiley says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Fight Club

  • As with his wallowing memoir "The Discomfort Zone" (2007), the last 300 pages of "Freedom" become bogged down with tendentious speechmaking and baleful overanalysis of every mean thought that enters his characters 'heads.

    Power Struggles, Family Style

  • [Aug. 16th, 2008 | 01: 46 pm] [Tags | cinema, comics, overanalysis]

    The definitive Dark Knight review

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