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  • v. Present participle of overrate.

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  • n. a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high.

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  • n. a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high


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  • Part of the confusion about overrating is that we tend to think of people who are overly present as overrated.

    January 2005

  • Kevin Keller and Kate Kiefer forgot to mention that the matter of "overrating", at least in Presley's case, is simply both cause and effect of Presley having been, form the start, the most over villified, least understood entertainer in the last half of the 20th Century.

    Paste Magazine

  • It is beyond price, which you will acknowledge is a terrific overrating, but which I cannot help, for it is the life that is in me that makes the rating.

    Chapter 7

  • S&P's legacy of risk mismanagement, however, comes from overrating incompetent and even criminal enterprises where it had grotesque financial incentives to do so.

    Risk Mismanagement

  • Face it, the most overrated anybody in the history of overrating, not simply confined to the twentieth century but certainly inclusive thereupon, was chief political dufus of all time, none other than

    Matthew Yglesias » Hinderacker: Gandhi, Mandela are Overrated

  • As a move made as a reponse to the perceived requirements of a "field," such overrating makes sense.

    Teaching the Book

  • I am not overrating myself; I am just giving you the FACTS.

    The Adventues of Rocky and Gatewinkel (or When Gatemouth Met Hackshaw)

  • To call it "epic" would be overrating Homer's works.

    Av Sinensky: Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden 8/4/2010

  • Having underrated economic risk during the boom, Americans may be overrating it now.

    The Reluctant Recovery

  • His point, I suppose, is that, faced with a glut of publishing, we're led to our choices by the literary establishment, thus buying into the overrating without realising it.

    Who are the most overrated contemporary writers in the world?


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