Definition of overdone in English:


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  • 1(of food) overcooked.

    ‘he sat there chewing his overdone steak’
    • ‘From the limp way they sat on his fork, though, the prawns looked overdone to me.’
    • ‘Indeed, the chicken breast and the leg of lamb came out a bit overdone and dry, as perhaps your grandmother's did.’
    • ‘The mussels were plump and not overdone and the sauce with them very pleasant.’
    • ‘The tiger prawns were huge and not overdone and the potatoes and vegetables not overcooked.’
    • ‘Not only that, but the loaf was overdone too.’
    • ‘The walnuts were a nice touch as was the mascarpone, which made it nice and creamy, but the rice was slightly overdone.’
    • ‘This was a generous portion and although one was overdone the rest were delicate, fresh and delicious with the brioche.’
    • ‘My Mardi Gras chicken fettucini was overdone.’
    • ‘Although the mint and cumin combined well, the meatballs were perhaps a little overdone.’
    • ‘The roast beef was not overdone, the vegetables excellent and I enjoyed every mouthful.’
    • ‘The marinated chicken breast was dry and overdone, and the salmon, though clean tasting, had little flavor.’
    • ‘In fact, the monkfish was so overdone, I thought it was swordfish, and the tuna, prawn and salmon were a close second.’
    • ‘Can't cook them through before the thin part is overdone?’
    overcooked, overbaked, dried out, burnt, burnt to a cinder, burnt to a crisp
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  • 2Carried to excess; exaggerated.

    ‘an overdone show of camaraderie’
    • ‘I think the rhetoric of secularisation is very much overdone.’
    • ‘The result is entirely natural; nothing is out of place, nothing is overdone.’
    • ‘With the whole movie being a flashback, to have a flashback within a flashback seems a little overdone.’
    • ‘They are not, then, overdone, either in quality or quantity.’
    • ‘Parts of the film felt silly or overdone, taking away from the relationship that developed between the two boys.’
    • ‘I think the modern style restaurant is overdone.’
    • ‘Those close to Abramovich insist that the comparison is overdone.’
    • ‘The best songs here are elegant and catchy without being overdone.’
    • ‘Musical embellishment is rich and well-produced but maybe the soaring strings are a little overdone.’
    • ‘The audio is solid, although the voice acting is overdone and melodramatic.’
    • ‘The colors are compatible with the Victorian style of the downtown area, but they don't look overdone.’
    • ‘The background score, though overdone, heightens the tension and is perfect for the mood of the film.’
    • ‘McCulley, however, thinks such speculation is overdone.’
    • ‘The language is poetic without becoming overdone.’
    • ‘Nothing is overdone, nothing is superfluous.’
    • ‘The report of what I said, if a bit overdone, had truth in it.’
    • ‘Personally, I think this is overdone.’
    • ‘These exercises should not be overdone.’
    • ‘It can be overdone, yes.’
    • ‘More realistic, but still overdone.’
    excessive, too much, undue, immoderate, inordinate, disproportionate, inflated, beyond the pale, overstated, overworked, overripe, laboured, exaggerated, over-elaborate, overemphasized, extravagant, over-enthusiastic, effusive, over-effusive, gushing, fulsome, highly coloured, sensationalistic, forced, affected
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