Definition of overnice in English:


Pronunciation /ˌōvərˈnīs/ /ˌoʊvərˈnaɪs/


  • Excessively fussy or fastidious.

    ‘Mildred was overnice in regard to their father’
    • ‘And we should take due warning from the consequences of our decision of what may follow from exacting overnice requirements of the I.C.C.’
    • ‘It sounds absurd to say that it is part of truthfulness not to be overnice about the truth when circumstances demand deception.’
    • ‘Your master teacher was being what's called overnice.’
    meticulous, punctilious, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive, ultra-careful, scrupulous, painstaking, exact, precise, accurate, correct, thorough, studious, exhaustive, mathematical, detailed, perfectionist, methodical, particular, religious, strict