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Whether you loved Avatar or thought James Cameron’s effects-heavy blockbuster was overrated, the fact that this sequel is finally coming out, 13 years after the original, is reason enough to be intrigued.

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During a discussion of the Philadelphia Eagles’ early-season struggles, Limbaugh suggested that quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because of his skin color.

So let the Tea people keep launching their cannonade, and let the establishment overrate Christie.

Henriette could not overrate the importance of early familiarity with the difference between right and wrong.

It is hard to overrate the consequences of the fall of New Orleans.

Political importance of the assemblage It is difficult to overrate the political importance of this great gathering.

One can scarcely overrate the importance of thus holding fast to happiness and hope.

The country is now on the eve of an election the importance of which it would be impossible to overrate.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overrate, such as: exaggerate, magnify, overestimate, oversell, overvalue, and exceed.

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