Definition of overgeneralization in English:

overgeneralization

(British overgeneralisation)

noun

See overgeneralize

  • ‘In spite of all my cryptic musings and gross overgeneralizations, it is comforting to know that I am surrounded by great people who feel compelled to do something about what irks them.’
  • ‘Lin has defended his film by claiming it counteracts the overgeneralizations and stereotypes typical of depictions of Asian-Americans.’
  • ‘The overgeneralization doesn't really help to further what I think you really want, which is understanding.’
  • ‘As for the first part, it's a useless overgeneralization.’
  • ‘This is an overgeneralization, but to date a viable one.’

Pronunciation

overgeneralization

/əʊvədʒɛn(ə)rəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/