Definitions

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  • adv. In an overheated manner; with undue heat.

Etymologies

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overheated +‎ -ly

Examples

  • At any rate, what people overheatedly inflate about Iraq is unfortunately dead-on accurate about Somalia: The clans there hate each other.

    "Our special operations people have been itching to clean them up."

  • With the possible exception of the O.J. Simpson trial, it would be hard to think of a tabloid-ready celebrity scandal from the past 30 years that provokes a more purely, intensely, overheatedly emotional response than the Roman Polanski rape case of 1977.

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