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Definition of overemphasis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

overemphasis

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noun
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɛmfəsəs//
 
[uncountable, singular] overemphasis (on something)
 
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too much emphasis or importance an overemphasis on curing illness rather than preventing it
overemphasize
 
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NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz//
 
verb overemphasize something The importance of preparation cannot be overemphasized.
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