Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Excessively foolish or silly.
  • Fond to excess; doting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fond to excess.

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  • adjective Excessively fond.

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  • adjective excessively fond

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Examples

  • The new Anna Pigeon mystery reminds me of why I gave up on Nevada Barr years ago (lurid and incoherent); Elizabeth and Mary is repetitive and overfond of the first queen at the expense of the second; the new Dennis Lehane is too hairy-chested; and those New Yorkers pile up as readily on my iPod as they do on the bathroom scales.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The new Anna Pigeon mystery reminds me of why I gave up on Nevada Barr years ago (lurid and incoherent); Elizabeth and Mary is repetitive and overfond of the first queen at the expense of the second; the new Dennis Lehane is too hairy-chested; and those New Yorkers pile up as readily on my iPod as they do on the bathroom scales.

    My new secret boyfriend

  • Not that he was become afraid, or overfond of the corner by the fire and the well-filled pot.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • The orcs were not overfond of contingency plans, Cairne had learned.

    The Shattering

  • The orcs were not overfond of contingency plans, Cairne had learned.

    The Shattering

  • These Berbers, however, are true barbarians, overfond of Búzah (the beer of Osiris) and not unfrequently dangerous.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Perhaps a little volatile in its politics — the later sixties saw some flirtations with modish Third Worldism, and even a willingness to be gulled by the neo-Stalinist charlatan Louis Althusser — and sometimes overfond of opacity in prose, the NLR strove to uphold a staunch internationalism and an independence from the mental categories of the Cold War.

    What’s Left?

  • Perhaps a little volatile in its politics — the later sixties saw some flirtations with modish Third Worldism, and even a willingness to be gulled by the neo-Stalinist charlatan Louis Althusser — and sometimes overfond of opacity in prose, the NLR strove to uphold a staunch internationalism and an independence from the mental categories of the Cold War.

    What’s Left?

  • Perhaps a little volatile in its politics — the later sixties saw some flirtations with modish Third Worldism, and even a willingness to be gulled by the neo-Stalinist charlatan Louis Althusser — and sometimes overfond of opacity in prose, the NLR strove to uphold a staunch internationalism and an independence from the mental categories of the Cold War.

    What’s Left?

  • Perhaps a little volatile in its politics — the later sixties saw some flirtations with modish Third Worldism, and even a willingness to be gulled by the neo-Stalinist charlatan Louis Althusser — and sometimes overfond of opacity in prose, the NLR strove to uphold a staunch internationalism and an independence from the mental categories of the Cold War.

    What’s Left?

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