Definition of Overrated

1. Adjective. Given an undue amount of credit for quality or merit in a field; not necessarily related to popularity. ¹



2. Verb. (past of overrate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overrated

1. overrate [v] - See also: overrate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overrated

overquell
overquelled
overquick
overquietness
overraced
overrack
overracks
overrake
overraked
overrakes
overraking
overran
overrank
overrash
overrate
overrated (current term)
overratedness
overrates
overrating
overreached
overreacher
overreachers
overreaches
overreaching
overreachingly
overreact
overreacted
overreacting
overreaction

Literary usage of Overrated

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1. The White Man in Nigeria by George Douglas Hazzledine (1904)
"CHAPTER V THE FEVER The danger mach overrated—The effects on ... THE fever in Northern Nigeria is much overrated; it is the bugbear of the country, ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... somewhat overrated his poetical powers, showed a copy of verses lo Boileau, and asked his candid opinion of them. "Ah, sire," said the poet, ..."

3. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1871)
"... in Virginia Legislature—Voted for Lee to present the Independence Resolution—Always considered Lee overrated—Afterwards alienated from him, ..."

4. History of Baptist Indian Missions: Embracing Remarks on the Former and by Isaac McCoy (1840)
"The Indian's skill in following foot-prints overrated. Miserable condition of the ... overrated ..."

5. Auld Lang Syne by Friedrich Max Müller (1898)
"I may be prejudiced, yet a poet whose verses Goethe repeated on his deathbed is not likely to be overrated by me. These are the verses which, we are told, ..."

6. French Civilization in the Nineteenth Century: A Historical Introduction by Albert Léon Guérard (1914)
"... main regions—Natural unity: the rule of the depression of Poitou — But unity chiefly a historical achievement—Resources: fertility overrated]; harbours, ..."

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