Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Overly"

The meaning of "Overly" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does overly mean?
A: too much / more than one should

Ex:
She's overly protective of her son.
You're making things overly complicated.
You're acting overly dramatic.
We're being overly optimistic about our future.
Q: What does overly mean?
A: Excessively
Too much

I am overly excited
I am too excited
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Example sentences using "Overly"

Q: Please show me example sentences with overly.
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Q: Please show me example sentences with overly .
A: @xxxai He was an overly possessive man.
He is overly sensitive.
She was not overly concerned about the problem.
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Synonyms of "Overly" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between overly and too much ?
A: "Overly" suena un poco más formal para mí. Y son diferentes gramaticalmente. "Overly" modifica adjetivos ("The food is overly salty") y "too much" modifica sustantivos ("The food has too much salt") y verbos ("You salted the food too much"). Para modificar adjetivos, puede usar "too" en vez de "too much" ("The food is too salty").
Q: What is the difference between overly and too ?
A: Extremely similar!

I think 'overly' sounds less critical, less judgemental.

You are being too cautious -> implies 'Obviously you are doing it wrong and must change the way you are doing it'

You are being overly cautious -> implies 'In my opinion you are doing it wrong and if you did it another way it might be better'
Q: What is the difference between overly and too ?
A: Overly is just a more formal way to say too , as an example
She’s overly excited for the movie
She’s too excited for the movie
Q: What is the difference between overly and too ?
A: In this context, they mean almost the same thing.

Examples:
The students were too noisy
The students were overly noisy

Both mean that the students were making too much noise.

However, 'overly' has connotations of being excessive or more than necessary.

The students were too noisy
- This just means that the students were very loud

The students were overly noisy
- This means that the students were louder than they needed to be

In normal conversation, though, it's more common to use 'too' than 'overly'.

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