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adverb & adjectiveinformal, dated
Used affectedly to convey that one finds something excessively annoying or fatiguing.[as adverb] ‘it had become too-too tiring’[as adjective] ‘it is all just too-too’
excessively, overly, over, unduly, immoderately, inordinately, unreasonably, ridiculously, to too great an degree, to too great an extent, extremely, veryexcessively, overly, over, unduly, immoderately, inordinately, unreasonably, ridiculously, to too great an degree, to too great an extent, extremely, veryView synonyms
- ‘Nothing too-too heavy, it's a shoot, not a scene.’
- ‘I mean, if you're reading this blog on a regular basis, you're probably not too-too squeamish, but if you just got here - well, you've been warned.’
- ‘Being too-too hungry for info isn't always good.’
- ‘They have only two numbers together, and the film concludes with the too ghastly ‘Shall We Dance’ number, featuring, for the most part, not Ginger but the too-too ghastly H. H.’
- ‘Gadsby uses fish of wonderful quality and freshness, but when faultless seared yellow-fin tuna slices meet sweet corn-and-chestnut risotto, plus a too-too truffle-oiled tomato and saffron broth, the center cannot hold.’
- ‘But I think it's one of those reminders from the universe: don't get too-too comfortable in your little groove.’
- ‘Build an outfit around one special jeweled item, something that's a little too-too for day but can go the extra party-hardy mile.’
Late 19th century: reduplication of too.
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