[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌdɹɛs/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvədɹˈɛs/ ]
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
    The young girls were all fancied up for the party
    She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
  2. dress too warmly
    You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot
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How To Use overdress In A Sentence

  • The girls were fashionably attired but not overdressed, with attractive figures and lovely faces.
  • Avoid the tendency to overdress. You will reduce unnecessary sweating which contributes to heat loss.
  • The thought was mother to the act; in a mere moment, the gown of seventeen overdresses made of sheerest silk was in a heap on the floor, and Kara slid the heavy satin black over her head while Gianna picked up the discarded gown, shook it out, and put it back in the wardrobe. Elvenborn
  • I probably overdressed for a Saturday (polo shirt, jumper, tweed jacket and slacks) but had never seen my supervisor in anything but a suit.
  • Everyone else was wearing jeans so I felt a bit overdressed in my best suit.
  • She is almost always overdressed, and in ways that make people blink.
  • When Cary shows up to a high-spirited clambake with Ron and his pals, she's uncomfortable and overdressed in a tight gray ensemble.
  • I see him most often in the company of boys between 18-25, and frankly, he's usually a bit overdressed for my taste.
  • Today, he said, it probably means a lounge suit but, he warned, always be overdressed rather than underdressed.
  • Business class is 15 snappy irked souls, hissing at stroppily overdressed toddlers and kicking too much matched suede luggage with a pursed fury. Top stories from Times Online
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