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synonyms for overkill

  • abstract
  • distorted
  • excessive
  • extravagant
  • fabricated
  • false
  • farfetched
  • hyperbolic
  • inflated
  • magnified
  • melodramatic
  • overblown
  • overwrought
  • preposterous
  • pretentious
  • stylized
  • unrealistic
  • amplified
  • bouncing
  • embroidered
  • exalted
  • overdone
  • overestimated
  • steep
  • strained
  • a bit thick
  • artificial
  • caricatural
  • fabulous
  • fantastic
  • hammy
  • highly colored
  • histrionic
  • histrionical
  • impossible
  • out of proportion
  • schmaltzy
  • sensational
  • spectacular
  • tall
  • too much
  • too-too
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antonyms for overkill

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  • actual
  • believable
  • calm
  • factual
  • moderate
  • real
  • realistic
  • reasonable
  • sensible
  • straight
  • depreciated
  • minimized
  • played down
  • reduced
  • understated
  • unembellished
  • unexaggerated
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        How to use overkill in a sentence

        The outsole is understated enough to not feel like overkill if you wear them around town, but the boots handled any trail I threw at them.
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        CTV advertising needs to be more relevant to viewers and there’s an urgent demand for more effective targeting that engages viewers without reaching the point of overkill.
        DEEP DIVE: HOW THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS ACCELERATED THE ALREADY CRESTING CTV SEA CHANGEJESSICA RAPPDECEMBER 21, 2020DIGIDAY
        The Core i7 might seem like overkill for most users, but it has the processing power needed to handle multi-window applications.
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        In the same whacked-out year, we were forced to live without a hearty sports schedule for four dispiriting months, only to spend the next three months navigating a web of sports overkill.
        IT TURNS OUT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS TOO MUCH SPORTSJERRY BREWEROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
        It can be a total overkill for anything short, but a great choice if you’re writing something considerably long or are just overwhelmed by the amount of elements in your work.
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        I won't neglect my responsibility for sound regulations that serve the public good, but regulatory overkill must be stopped.
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