Definition of overemphasis in English:

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overemphasis

Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈemfəsəs/

noun

Excessive emphasis.
Example sentences
  • Educators blame the lack of interest or knowledge of civics on several things, including grade inflation, overemphasis of test scores, and failure to teach the relevance of the Constitution.
  • Individual patients may suffer considerably as a result of therapeutic nihilism resulting from overemphasis on risk avoidance.
  • Moreover, the media giants' overemphasis on a few large demographic blocs has neglected many other, smaller audiences, and has contributed immensely to the dumbing down of both news and entertainment.

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Syllabification: o·ver·em·pha·sis

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