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Definition of "overfamiliar" []

  • Too familiar, as: (adjective)
  • Exceedingly common or ordinary: overfamiliar sayings. (adjective)
  • Unduly forward or brash; offensively presumptuous: She displayed an overfamiliar attitude toward her superiors. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overfamiliar" in a sentence
  • "The last version was FKNAWSM, despite the rambling, sometimes overfamiliar prose and the impression it was a 2nd draft essay before the linking paragraphs were done."
  • "In "Ark," he is unwilling to expend the slightest effort to make his overfamiliar premise plausible."
  • "It seemed like an overfamiliar way of revisiting loss, ageing and regret."
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