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Definition of "overanxious" []

  • Anxious to an excessive degree. (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 "overanxious" in a sentence
  • "Based upon his work with 200 male homosexuals, Gerard van den Aardweg stated that 79 percent described their mother as "overanxious", or "overconcerned" about them; their safety, health, and being overly sentimental when they met with some hardship, as well as manifesting other aspects of over mothering."
  • "Swiegers admitted that while it was a good feeling for them to skate in the final group of a Grand Prix event, it perhaps made them a little "overanxious" during the program."
  • "The Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Percy Harvin has been hospitalized due to severe dehydration Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz says quarterback Matthew Stafford was "overanxious" in his first day on the practice field with the team."
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