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  • adj. Simple past tense and past participle of overdress.

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  • adj. dressed too elaborately


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  • "It is very unlikely that any one else will be in white or anything at all dressy, and you will look overdressed, which is in very bad taste; besides, though the weather seems warm enough for such thin material here on shore, it will be a great deal cooler on the water; and should the waves or spray come dashing over us, you would find your dress clinging to you like a wet rag -- neither beauty nor comfort in it."

    Elsie at Nantucket

  • And as for uncaring Mexican owners. .well you should see Spunky's other brother wearing his tee shirt all winter, or the other "overdressed" ones in this part of town.


  • She was good-looking enough, in her thinnish, solemn way, but it seemed to me she was kind of overdressed and too grand.

    In the Arena Stories of Political Life

  • She said that earlier we walked by a water fountain that was lined in golden horses, and being overdressed in front of golden horses in Prague was like being too prepared for the SAT.

    The Adults

  • We were both overdressed for the park, but the formality was refreshing so late in the night.

    The Adults

  • I thought Ester was overdressed too, but she said this was impossible.

    The Adults

  • I was overdressed for the weather, and sweat streamed down my face as I walked around the block at 34th Street and Lexington Avenue, putting off the meeting with my role model.

    Steve Mariotti: Remembering Ayn Rand

  • Amidst bikini-clad women and overdressed old men, the two unassuming young Brits sit on a plain white couch, sharing a cigarette, barely shaded from the mid-afternoon sun.

    Theo Spielberg: Meet The Vaccines!

  • They have been told that they are overdressed, and the skirts are dated.

    April Victoria, 1990

  • In order to encourage people to come all fancy without worrying about being overdressed, I promised that my dress would out-formal every other dress in attendance.

    Twilight Lexicon » Stephenie Meyer on Save the Book Babe


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