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Syllabification: o·ver·fond
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈfänd

Definition of overfond in English:


Having too great an affection or liking for someone or something: he’s been getting overfond of this Pinot Grigio
More example sentences
  • It still basks in the quick reversals McDonagh is overfond of, and the characters are even more inconsistent.
  • Perhaps I am overfond of this cartoon, because I wore out the storybook record of it when I was a child.



Example sentences
  • Likening an overfondness for messaging to alcoholism and drug addiction, the clinic offers to ‘cure’ keypad addicts through hypnotherapy and something called neurolinguistic programming.

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