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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - To an excessive degree.

Usage examples (35)
  • Numerous insurers have obtained permission from home-state regulators to deviate from what they term overly conservative rules.
  • Wheeler Hall to protest what they called overly aggressive tactics.
  • Telstra executives have been critical of what they described as overly onerous government regulations.
  • Buss hated what she referred to as her overly decorated festively feminine-sounding first name, insisting always on being addressed simply as "Miss Francis Buss." for more
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