overmuch "too great in amount," c.1300, OVER (Cf. over) + MUCH (Cf. much) (q.v.). O.E. had cognate ofermicel.

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  • overmuch — /oh veuhr much /, adj., n., adv. too much: He didn t show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch. [1250 1300; ME; see OVER , MUCH] * * * …   Universalium

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  • overmuch — o|ver|much [ˌəuvəˈmʌtʃ US ˌouvər ] adv literary too much or very much ▪ At his age, he didn t care overmuch about impressing people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overmuch — o|ver|much [ ,ouvər mʌtʃ ] adverb FORMAL too much: These reporters don t seem to care overmuch whom they hurt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overmuch — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈmʌtʃ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈmʌtʃ] adverb formal too much These journalists don t seem to care overmuch whom they hurt …   English dictionary

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