- , overrule, overrun, etc. Note -rr-.
Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.
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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 — 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
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