Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Too much; excessive.
  • adverb In excess.
  • noun An excessive amount.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In too great a degree; too much.
  • Too much; exceeding what is necessary or proper.

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

  • adjective Too much.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • determiner very much; too much

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

  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
  • adverb more than necessary
  • adjective very great in quantity; overabundant

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

over- +‎ much

Examples

  • I have known her since she was a mite, with a fat, solemn dumpling of a face … Her parents are of the good old conservative type, not believing in overmuch book-knowledge for a girl, and with an eye to a good husband and mother-in-law for the child.

    CHINA

  • I have known her since she was a mite, with a fat, solemn dumpling of a face … Her parents are of the good old conservative type, not believing in overmuch book-knowledge for a girl, and with an eye to a good husband and mother-in-law for the child.

    CHINA

  • I have known her since she was a mite, with a fat, solemn dumpling of a face … Her parents are of the good old conservative type, not believing in overmuch book-knowledge for a girl, and with an eye to a good husband and mother-in-law for the child.

    CHINA

  • As long as the bandsmen were playing then the British Battalions were not suffering overmuch from the French bombardment.

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • As long as the bandsmen were playing then the British Battalions were not suffering overmuch from the French bombardment.

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • Kira stressed the word perhaps overmuch, but she meant it to burn.

    REBELS: THE LIBERATED, BOOK III OF III

  • Kira stressed the word perhaps overmuch, but she meant it to burn.

    REBELS: THE LIBERATED, BOOK III OF III

  • Much of this has been driven by the American Library Association which, truth be told, is not among my favorite organizations, but my distaste for them lacks enough intensity for me to complain overmuch.

    In Favor of Banning Books

  • Much of this has been driven by the American Library Association which, truth be told, is not among my favorite organizations, but my distaste for them lacks enough intensity for me to complain overmuch.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • "I should not have thought Brianna the kind of lass to mind her father's word overmuch, " he said.

    Drums of Autumn

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