Definition of overfamiliar in English:


Line breaks: over|fa¦mil|iar
Pronunciation: /əʊvəfəˈmɪlɪə


  • 1Too well known: the overfamiliar teacher’s voice
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    • Most Hollywood films, particularly science fiction films, are these days a mass of overfamiliar and uncredited cliches that have been ripped off and merged together, usually not very intelligently.
    • But don't think for a minute that the novelist of his generation is going to take lying down the criticism of his new book, from those early whispers of overfamiliar themes to that embargo-busting kicking.
    • It allowed people to look in, and it really made them overfamiliar to the public.
  • 1.1 (overfamiliar with) Too well acquainted with: the researcher is overfamiliar with the community
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    • Or perhaps, having read so many of the stories we are overfamiliar with the terrain.
  • 1.2Behaving or speaking in an inappropriately informal way: her trainer was dismissed for being overfamiliar with her



Pronunciation: /-lɪˈarɪti/
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  • Pearson and Bonneville convey less pleasant characters with quiet conviction, yet even these performances cannot hide the overfamiliarity.
  • If there was anything that depressed him about younger literary scholars it was their overfamiliarity with ‘theory’ at the expense of the art of close textual reading.
  • I hate that overfamiliarity between the generations.

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