[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈɛmfɐsˌiz/ ]
  1. too much emphasis
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How To Use overemphasis In A Sentence

  • Within ecological anthropology there were also critiques of an overemphasis on bounded local analyses.
  • He attributed the party's lack of success to an overemphasis on ideology and ideas.
  • Said a commenter on a political blog - who simply went by the name KP - on the opposition party's defeat in Hula Selangor: 'I feel Pakatan has been overemphasising its support from the business and sub-urban/urban sections that they overlooked the fact that the proletariat and rural sections remain the majority in this country.' Global Issues News Headlines
  • Although some effort has been made to broaden the sources of suggestions for appraisals, there continues to be overemphasis on new technologies and relatively little attention paid to old technologies that may be redundant.
  • Leaving aside rhetoric and renewables — both things which British climate discussions might be said to overemphasise — even UKIP isn't that far out of the consensus.
  • Given this overemphasis on doing, perhaps it's not surprising that many of the fallen leaders I studied appeared to have a strikingly impoverished sense of self.
  • Atkinson said overemphasis on the SAT I, the two-part verbal and math test taken by about 2 million high school students nationally each year, is distorting educational priorities.
  • In addition, the speakers discussed barriers to integrating systems, such as overemphasis on acute care, entrepreneurial interests, lack of incentives, and lack of methodology criteria.
  • Likewise she argued that the feminist versions of Althusserian concepts of ideology overemphasised textuality at the expense of social and economic analysis.
  • I think there is a little bit of overemphasis, if I can say this, on the bloodhound issue.
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