Definition of overmuch in English:


adverb, determiner, & pronoun

  • Too much.

    as adverb ‘I would not worry overmuch’
    as determiner ‘the police may have overmuch regard for public order considerations’
    as pronoun ‘she was requiring overmuch from him’
    • ‘He would like to see people taking a little more exercise rather than worrying overmuch about whether they've eaten too much chocolate.’
    • ‘Do not worry overmuch, Cale, we'll solve this soon.’
    • ‘So we should have no wish to punish them overmuch.’
    • ‘Yet Reana trusted him and did not worry overmuch for his sake, especially since all of her concern had been reserved for a certain old man.’
    • ‘The computer industry, needless to say, has never worried itself overmuch about that.’
    • ‘But if I'm honest the illogicality didn't concern me overmuch.’
    • ‘She bit her lip to keep it from trembling overmuch.’
    • ‘Sometimes we argue overmuch when what we should do is shut up.’
    • ‘This is a tiny airport with very few formalities and even fewer facilities, so nobody worries overmuch about designated parking places.’
    • ‘What critics or audiences think of me doesn't worry me overmuch, as long as I am still offered new challenges in the theatre as well as cinema.’
    • ‘We no longer need to look everything up, or worry overmuch about pronunciation.’
    • ‘The notion that he was a great man who hesitated overmuch to exercise power over his brother bishops seems to me to be much closer to the reality.’
    • ‘If the guy wants what is best for his country, and if he does not infringe on mine overmuch to do it, he can go right ahead.’
    • ‘His expression smoothly dispensed of his surprise and assumed a look of cunning which Em didn't like overmuch.’
    • ‘Heat's not rising anymore; it's settled, close and wet, nothing to do but sweat and try not to breathe overmuch.’
    • ‘Do not concern yourself overmuch with the behaviour of your betters.’
    • ‘The first thing you must learn is not to fear me overmuch.’
    • ‘The man wasn't known for celebrating anything overmuch, especially when preparing food.’
    • ‘Taylor originally trained as a lawyer, but, having damaged his eyesight in studying, sought work which did not involve overmuch reading and writing.’
    • ‘Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature.’
    inordinately, unduly, unnecessarily, unreasonably, absurdly, ridiculously, overly, to too great a degree, extra, very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, unusually, impossibly, illogically, irrationally
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