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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal; The capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required.

Usage examples (37)
  • Like Marcos, Mrs. Arroyo ran a campaign in 2004 to which the label overkill equally applies.
  • But critical overkill is a very popular approach still to writing about books.
  • With all the election coverage in overkill mode right now, it might to play a little “what if”.
  • If overkill is the argument here any one of you using a larger caliber than me should hang your head in shame. for more
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