overrating
overrating overrating n. a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high.

Syn: overestimate, overestimation, overreckoning. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Overrating — Overrate O ver*rate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overrating}.] To rate or value too highly; to overestimate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overrating — v. rate too highly; ascribe too much importance; overestimate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overrating — noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high • Syn: ↑overestimate, ↑overestimation, ↑overreckoning • Derivationally related forms: ↑overrate, ↑overestimate (for: ↑overestimation …   Useful english dictionary

  • overrate — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)re͟ɪt[/t]] overrates, overrating, overrated also over rate VERB If you say that something or someone is overrated, you mean that people have a higher opinion of them than they deserve. [be V ed] More men are finding out that the joys… …   English dictionary

  • overestimation — noun 1. an appraisal that is too high (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑overestimate, ↑overvaluation, ↑overappraisal • Derivationally related forms: ↑overvalue (for: ↑overvaluation) …   Useful english dictionary

  • overreckoning — noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high • Syn: ↑overestimate, ↑overestimation, ↑overrating • Derivationally related forms: ↑overrate (for: ↑overrating), ↑overestimate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Overrate — O ver*rate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overrating}.] To rate or value too highly; to overestimate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overrated — Overrate O ver*rate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overrating}.] To rate or value too highly; to overestimate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proud — Proud, a. [Compar. {Prouder}; superl. {Proudest}.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel. pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. {Pride}.] 1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proud flesh — Proud Proud, a. [Compar. {Prouder}; superl. {Proudest}.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel. pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. {Pride}.] 1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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