Definition of overgeneralization in English:


(British overgeneralisation)


  • See overgeneralize

    • ‘This is an overgeneralization, but to date a viable one.’
    • ‘As for the first part, it's a useless overgeneralization.’
    • ‘Lin has defended his film by claiming it counteracts the overgeneralizations and stereotypes typical of depictions of Asian-Americans.’
    • ‘The overgeneralization doesn't really help to further what I think you really want, which is understanding.’
    • ‘In spite of all my cryptic musings and gross overgeneralizations, it is comforting to know that I am surrounded by great people who feel compelled to do something about what irks them.’