AskDefine | Define overmuch

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overmuch adj : very great in quantity; overabundant; "showed overmuch affection" n : a quantity that is more than what is appropriate; "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy"; "we received an inundation of email" [syn: overabundance, overmuchness, superabundance] adv : more than necessary; "she eats too much"; "let's not blame them overmuch" [syn: too much]

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  1. very much; too much
    • 1999, General Sir William Jackson, Britain's defence dilemma: An inside view (rethinking British defence policy in the post-imperial era)
    This seemed to me a more important priority in 1959 than overmuch argument about nuclear philosophical heresies of one kind or another.

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