Definition of overfamiliarity in US English:

overfamiliarity

noun

  • See overfamiliar

    • ‘Pearson and Bonneville convey less pleasant characters with quiet conviction, yet even these performances cannot hide the overfamiliarity.’
    • ‘It is perhaps due to overfamiliarity that I find the metaphor unenlightening.’
    • ‘If there was anything that depressed him about younger literary scholars it was their overfamiliarity with ‘theory’ at the expense of the art of close textual reading.’
    • ‘Industry insiders suggest a mixture of greed, overexpansion and simple overfamiliarity has knocked the shine from certain formerly invincible megabrands.’
    • ‘I hate that overfamiliarity between the generations.’

Pronunciation

overfamiliarity

/ˌōvərfəˌmilēˈerədē//ˌoʊvərfəˌmɪliˈɛrədi/