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synonyms for overplayed

  • flamboyant
  • frenzied
  • histrionical
  • maudlin
  • mawkish
  • overemotional
  • overwrought
  • sensational
  • sentimental
  • stagy
  • bombastic
  • emotional
  • exaggerated
  • grandiloquent
  • melodramatic
  • overacted
  • overacting
  • dramatic
  • farcical
  • hammy
  • theatric
  • theatrical

antonyms for overplayed

MOST RELEVANT
  • deadpan
  • low-key
  • matter-of-fact
  • understated
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How to use overplayed in a sentence

Which would indicate that Stella Kamps, in her protean endeavours, had overplayed the parts just a trifle.
CHEERFUL--BY REQUESTEDNA FERBER
And all this, Mr. Black Star, because you overplayed your part by sending a man to put a letter on my desk.
THE BLACK STARJOHNSTON MCCULLEY
Mr. Starkweather had schemed to bring about a certain reaction, and he had overplayed his hand.
ROPEHOLWORTHY HALL
But in their anxiety to have a full hand to play against the enemy below they nearly overplayed.
AIR MEN O' WARBOYD CABLE
You would have sworn that he had wagered to make one of the worst parts he overplayed successful.
THE KNICKERBOCKER, OR NEW-YORK MONTHLY MAGAZINE, APRIL 1844VARIOUS
Right here in Choteau County they's some several of 'em choked out on the end of a tight one, because they overplayed their hand.
PRAIRIE FLOWERSJAMES B. HENDRYX
She waited an instant, and when he failed to say more began to see that she had overplayed her hand.
LINDA LEE, INCORPORATEDLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
But they have overplayed their game, and they never dreamed of that stroke of his, which may give us time to save him.
DARIELR. D. BLACKMORE
Her mere words may have meant fear lest she had overplayed her part—no more!
IT NEVER CAN HAPPEN AGAINWILLIAM DE MORGAN
But he was watching me, I knew; wondering why I had not come, and longing for me: and I rather overplayed my part.
TELL ENGLANDERNEST RAYMOND
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERPLAYED

  • bombastic
  • dramatic
  • emotional
  • exaggerated
  • farcical
  • flamboyant
  • frenzied
  • grandiloquent
  • hammy
  • histrionical
  • maudlin
  • mawkish
  • melodramatic
  • overacted
  • overacting
  • overemotional
  • overplayed
  • overwrought
  • sensational
  • sentimental
  • stagy
  • theatric
  • theatrical
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.