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noun as in overabundance

noun as in plethora

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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.

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.

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The Core i7 might seem like overkill for most users, but it has the processing power needed to handle multi-window applications.

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 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.

The Israeli response to the heinous crimes committed by Palestinians often seems overkill.

Do you tell [people] the shocking truth -- that he was practically cut in half from the overkill of ammo fired into his body?

It might be a little overkill for a police officer, but it makes for one very memorable robot.

While we may have reached peak Downey here, his gift for gab—even under the most dire of circumstances—never seems like overkill.

She denied that the 10 days of constant attacks amounted to overkill.

I won't neglect my responsibility for sound regulations that serve the public good, but regulatory overkill must be stopped.


On this page you'll find 760 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overkill, such as: abstract, distorted, excessive, extravagant, fabricated, and false.

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