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overexact Line breaks: over|exact
Pronunciation: /əʊv(ə)rɪɡˈzakt/

Definition of overexact in English:

adjective

Excessively accurate and careful about minor details: you do not need to be overexact in calculating your submission date
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  • All over-exact people are unpleasant company.
  • It can be just as misleading to be overexact, by insisting on distinctions finer than the context makes necessary, as to be careless.
  • Here the narrator creates a logical chain that is not only grammatically excessive but comically overexact.

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