from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of overpraise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of praising unduly; excessive praise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive praise.


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  • "Our current system," she writes, "inevitably leads to overlooking good books, overpraising bad ones, and undermining the book page."

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  • "The Jokers" is about a coterie of anarchists who post political flyers so lavishly overpraising the buffoonish governor that he becomes a laughingstock.

    Tales of Jaunty Anarchy on the Nile

  • There is nothing wrong with overpraising a good film.

    Scott Mendelson: 2010 in Review: the Overrated.

  • "Motherhood," like many mom blogs, insists that while the experience of motherhood inevitably trades in certain clichés (playground etiquette, the politics of snacking, the perils of overpraising), it also encompasses much more than that.

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  • By far the biggest ire was reserved for the new trend for manic overpraising, whereby everyone on earth is called “a ROCK STAR!”

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  • No big fuss, no hyperbolic praise well get into the uselessness of overpraising later, just every so often notice by mom of Randis good behavior around tidiness.

    Childhood Unbound

  • I did think he was too soft on McCain, overpraising his independence and failing to note the flip-flops and reversals that have marked McCain's campaign.

    RJ Eskow: That's Why They Call Him 'The Comeback Kid'

  • Her coach was distressed, too -- and got even more so as he watched folks console Kwan by overpraising her performance.

    The Long, Winding Road To Gold

  • It looks more professional however to simply ignore critics altogether while overpraising the capabilities of yourself and your associates.

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  • I found this evaluation of Lewis by David Thomson, my favorite film critic: There is no point in overpraising Lewis.

    Joseph Lewis


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