Definitions

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  • adj. Designed to be excessively complicated or to an excessive degree of capability and durability.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ designed

Examples

  • What many people think when I say the word "design," is they think of this kind of overdesigned -- in this case, it's overdesigned on purpose -- but decoration, interior decoration.

    Paola Antonelli treats design as art

  • "overdesigned" and was an inappropriate development for a site next to the boundary of the

    The Guardian World News

  • Unlike the overdesigned Broadway revival, Arden's production takes place on a plain, naturalistic set in a black-box theater, and therein lies much of the secret of why it works so well.

    O'Neill Staged on an Intimate Scale

  • Thirdly, IP was not designed to deliver video, so the network has to be overdesigned to do it.

    TWC to Customers: You Don’t Want Tiers, You Don’t Get Super-fast Broadband

  • SHANGHAI—Pundits once mocked Shanghai's Pudong district, a purpose-built version of Manhattan, as overdesigned and underoccupied, evidence in steel and glass of a property bubble of historic proportions.

    Shanghai's Pudong, Once Soulless, Rises Up

  • Posted March 31, 2010 at 1: 27 pm | Permalink totally overdesigned. max

    Awesome Sculptural Home in Somosaguas : Spain

  • The brain is vastly overdesigned for what it accomplished in primitive society; thus, [Wallace reasoned,] natural selection could not have built it.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The sets are overdesigned and adorned with absurd non-sequitur decorations.

    The Sun Rises on Nikkatsu

  • In particular, don't wear them with knee-length shorts and a pair of overdesigned running shoes.

    How to Be Invisible

  • The findings, along with data from several scale models of Hoover Dam assembled by Savage, suggested that Hoover was not merely well designed, but substantially overdesigned.

    Colossus

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