from The Century Dictionary.

  • To color to excess or too highly; hence, to exaggerate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To color too highly.

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  • verb transitive Alternative spelling of overcolour.


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over- +‎ color


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  • If you think I overcolor this matter of the young girl's book, hear this, which there are others, as I just said, besides myself, will tell you is strictly true.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859 Various

  • Otherwise, the sketch is exactly accurate, and is here presented as the unprejudiced description and estimate of a foreign gentleman, who had no inducement, such as might be attributed to a Southern writer, to overcolor his portrait.

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee Cooke, John E 1876


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