Definitions

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  • noun 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

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