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adjective as in overworked

adjective as in top-heavy

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In 2017, the Charleston Gazette-Mail won a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for revealing how the pharmaceutical industry was, in essence, poisoning West Virginia communities by shipping them an astonishing overload of opioid pills.

Birds and fish form groups that move chaotically in the presence of a predator, giving it “cognitive overload,” says Randy Olson, who builds computer models of predator and prey behavior at Michigan State University.

I've chalked it up to the self-absorption that creeps into people as they age, coupled with modern content overload that has mutilated our attention spans.

It was developed before our modern understanding of stress overload.

Our technique is to switch off stress overload by using a controlled burst of anger to help the brain exert better emotional control and allow emotions to flow rather than become chronic and toxic.

They provided email addresses, phone numbers, and Twitter handles to get in touch, with cell service overloaded.

They unplugged their cellphones from overloaded outlets so a girl with cerebral palsy could recharge her wheelchair.

The books were “diffuse, overloaded with minute and often irrelevant observation.”

Some sentences are so overloaded with adjectives and ten-cent words that they lose all meaning.

Another problem: Those additions are also overloaded with sodium.

This is the fifth day in succession that I have come home late with an overloaded stomach.

These ladies were so overloaded with gold, pearls, and diamonds, that they really resembled beasts of burden.

Up, and all the morning very busy with multitude of clients, till my head began to be overloaded.

The whole is quieter, simpler, less overloaded with ingenious accessories.

Even the severest form may become vulgar when overloaded with ornament, and with the reign of Louis XV.


On this page you'll find 108 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overloaded, such as: active, unavailable, working, buried, employed, and engaged.

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