from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Too familiar, as:
  • adj. Exceedingly common or ordinary: overfamiliar sayings.
  • adj. Unduly forward or brash; offensively presumptuous: She displayed an overfamiliar attitude toward her superiors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. common or repeated to the point of being unnoticed or annoying
  • adj. so acquainted with something, that one doesn't notice it, or is annoyed by it
  • adj. overly friendly or intimate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Taking undue liberties; assuming an unwarranted tone of familiarity.

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

  • adj. taking undue liberties


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  • The last version was FKNAWSM, despite the rambling, sometimes overfamiliar prose and the impression it was a 2nd draft essay before the linking paragraphs were done.

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  • In "Ark," he is unwilling to expend the slightest effort to make his overfamiliar premise plausible.

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  • It seemed like an overfamiliar way of revisiting loss, ageing and regret.

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  • The stand-up material in this video would be overfamiliar to anyone who has an interest in him, but I just loved the line about tickling everybody in the audience.

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  • Connie Willis: D.A. Connie Willis sends up overfamiliar "space academy" stories with this one about the only girl on Earth who has no desire to enroll.


  • None of them was a reader, so I was mysterious and magical, almost priestlike, treated with a respect I was unused to in my old indoor life among bitter writers and overfamiliar readers, the well-meaning bores of literacy.


  • Classic, overfamiliar scene: X has just found out that her husband, Y, has cheated on him with Z, her best friend.

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  • But there's no triumph here-not in the indifferent readings of overfamiliar songs, not in the tame B-movie spoofs that seem less campy than the movies themselves.

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  • On Love Makes the Changes (Fantasy), jazz singer Freddy Cole (Nat's younger brother) also avoids the overfamiliar -- the bluesy title cut's a gem -- and pianist Cedar Walton anchors his all-star band.

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  • By now many of the charges and countercharges will seem familiar, or overfamiliar.

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