Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively precious; contrived, artificial.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ precious

Examples

  • At times, the food has been overprecious (recall the expensive taster boxes sparingly filled with thimble-sized morsels of cured salmon belly); at other times, cutting-edge avant-garde (think exploding beet bombs and urchin soup served in twitching shells).

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  • Do they actually honestly serve a useful purpose, or are they just a typically overprecious and unnecessary health and safety measure?

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