Words related to over-

overcompensation (n.)

also over-compensation, 1917 in the psychological sense, translating German überkompensation, from over- + compensation. A term used by Alfred Alder to denote exaggerated striving for power in those who have an inner sense of inferiority.

overconfidence (n.)

also over-confidence, "excessive confidence, state of being overconfident," 1700, from over- + confidence.

overconfident (adj.)

also over-confident, "confident to excess," 1610s, from over- + confident. Related: Overconfidently.

overcorrection (n.)

also over-correction, "an excessive or too frequent correction," 1828, from over- + correction.

overcrowd (v.)

also over-crowd, "fill or crowd to excess," 1766, from over- + crowd (v.). Related: Overcrowded; overcrowding.

overdose (n.)

1700, "an excessive or too large dose," from over- + dose (n.).

overdose (v.)

1727, "to administer medicine in too large a dose" (transitive); from 1968 as "to take an overdose of drugs" (intransitive); see over- + dose (v.). Related: Overdosed; overdosing.

overdraft (n.)

by 1841 in the banking sense "action of overdrawing an account;" by 1891 as "amount by which a draft exceeds the sum against which it is drawn;" from over- + draft (n.). Also, in ovens, furnaces, etc., "a draft of air passing over, but not through, the ignited fuel," by 1884.

overdraw (v.)

c. 1400, overdrauen, "to draw (something) across," from over- + draw (v.). The banking sense of "to draw upon for a sum beyond one's credit" is from 1734. Related: Overdrawn; overdrawing.

overdress (v.)

also over-dress, "dress to excess, dress beyond what is necessary or required," 1706, from over- + dress (v.). Also used as a noun, "any garment worn over another," 1812. Related: Overdressed; overdressing.

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