One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the flattery was overdone’
excessive, too much, undue, immoderate, inordinate, disproportionate, inflated, beyond the pale, overstated, overworked, overripe, laboured, exaggerated, over-elaborate, overemphasized, extravagant, over-enthusiastic, effusive, over-effusive, gushing, fulsome, highly coloured, sensationalistic, forced, affected
theatrical, melodramatic, stagy, actorly
informal a bit much, over the top, OTT, hyped up, laid on with a trowel, camp
overcooked, overbaked, dried out, burnt, burnt to a cinder, burnt to a crisp
informal burnt to a frazzle
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