Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively frequent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Too frequent.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ frequent

Examples

  • One year he had trouble with audience phones and coughs and walked out thankfully your correspondent's cold and overfrequent coughing had left Edinburgh by then.

    Hmm...

  • • Frequent chlorine bleaching will usually cause some fading in colored articles essentially in all but a few vat-dyed ones, and overfrequent bleaching will harm fabrics made of some types of fibers, resulting in a weakening of the cloth and, possibly, frayed areas or holes.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Avoiding overfrequent laundering and dry cleaning of clothes and furnishings is environmentally prudent too.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • She was, too, friendly; she talked to women -- in her not overfrequent opportunities -- in a rapid warm inaccurate confession of almost everything they desired to hear.

    Linda Condon

  • My nocturnal pollutions were overfrequent; and I brooded over them, being too reticent and too much afraid of exposure at school and possible expulsion to confide in a doctor.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man

  • However harsh, therefore, and unromantic it may seem, the best plan is to humour Nature, and not to exhaust by overfrequent presence the affection of those whom we would love, or whom we would have to love us.

    Friends in Council — First Series

  • I have followed here the most likely solution, but the manuscript’s irregular and overfrequent use of inverted commas, combined with the scantiness of its other punctuation, would allow for other choices.

    Under The Moon

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