Definition of over-intellectualization in English:

over-intellectualization

Pronunciation /ˌəʊv(ə)rɪntɪˌlɛktʃʊəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn/ /ˌəʊv(ə)rɪntɪˌlɛktʃ(ʊ)lʌɪˈzeɪʃn/ /ˌəʊv(ə)rɪntɪˌlɛktjʊəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn/

noun

  • Excessive intellectualization; the treatment of matters in an excessively rational way.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in American Journal of Sociology. From over- + intellectualization, after over-intellectualize.