overripe
adjective Date: 1671 1. passed beyond maturity or ripeness toward decay <
an overripe pear
>
2. a. decadent b. lacking originality or vigor <
overripe prose
>
over-ripeness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Overripe — O ver*ripe , a. Matured to excess. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overripe — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • overripe — o|ver|ripe [ˌəuvəˈraıp US ˌou ] adj overripe fruit and vegetables are past the point of being ready to eat and are too soft ▪ overripe bananas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overripe — o|ver|ripe [ ,ouvər raıp ] adjective 1. ) overripe fruit is too soft and does not taste very good 2. ) INFORMAL things such as stories or movies that are overripe contain so much emotion that they seem silly. A more usual word is sentimental …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overripe — UK [ˌəʊvəˈraɪp] / US [ˌoʊvərˈraɪp] adjective 1) overripe fruit is too soft and does not taste very good 2) informal things such as stories or films that are overripe contain so much emotion that they seem silly. A more usual word is sentimental …   English dictionary

  • overripe — overripely, adv. overripeness, n. /oh veuhr ruyp /, adj. too ripe; more than ripe: overripe tomatoes. [1665 75; OVER + RIPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • overripe — adj. Overripe is used with these nouns: ↑banana, ↑fruit …   Collocations dictionary

  • overripe — o•ver•ripe [[t]ˈoʊ vərˈraɪp[/t]] adj. 1) bot ripe beyond succulence: overripe fruit[/ex] 2) effete; decadent • Etymology: 1665–75 o′ver•ripe′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • overripe — adjective Excessively ripe; spoiled; gone bad. See Also: overripen …   Wiktionary

  • overripe — Synonyms and related words: bad, barfy, brackish, cloying, fetid, foul, fulsome, high, icky, maggoty, mawkish, nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, offensive, over the hill, overblown, poisonous, rancid, rank, rebarbative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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