What is another word for overgrown?

Pronunciation: [ˌə͡ʊvəɡɹˈə͡ʊn] (IPA)

Overgrown is a word that is often used to describe something that has grown too much or too large. When searching for synonyms for this word, there are a few options that come to mind. Overdeveloped is one synonym that can be used to describe something that has grown beyond its natural size. Another option is overabundant, which can be used to describe something that is plentiful and abundant, almost to the point of being excessive. Overpopulated is another synonym that can describe a place that is overcrowded with people or things. Lastly, the word overgrown can also be replaced with the phrase out of control, which describes something that has grown too much and is now difficult to manage.

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What are the opposite words for overgrown?

Overgrown is a term used to describe vegetation or other objects that have grown too much and have become too big to be manageable or aesthetically pleasing. Antonyms for overgrown would include various words that suggest the opposite of excess and overabundance. Some of the antonyms for overgrown include words such as neat, tidy, well-groomed, orderly, trim, and well-tended. These words suggest an environment that is well-maintained and pleasing to the eye. Other words that could be considered antonyms for overgrown include tidy, groomed, and pristine. Whatever the opposite of overgrown might be, these words offer a more pleasing and manageable environment.

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Usage examples for Overgrown

The soil here was moist and soft, overgrown with dark-green grass, moss, and ferns.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
After crossing a small valley overgrown with cusso bushes and looking like a lake of roses, they chanced upon a hut of lone hunters.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The sun had not yet risen above the surrounding heights, overgrown with dark pines, and the calm and sultry air lay heavily on the dark surface of the water, and oppressed the chest of the young man who was fatigued by the sleepless night.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Overgrown

  • I've found a place that would amaze you. People used to live there, but now it's all overgrown and no one goes there. Absolutely no one - only me... Just a little house and a garden. And two dogs.
    Karel Capek
  • A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child.
    H.L. Mencken
  • It is too easy to see Crowley as an overgrown juvenile delinquent with a passion for self-advertisement. But there another Crowley, the Crowley recognized and admired by Frank Bennett. Unless we understand this, we totally fail to grasp the extraordinary influence that Crowley could exert on women like Rose and Leah, and on men like Neuberg, Sullivan and Bennett. They came to believe that Crowley was exactly what he claimed to be: a great teacher, the messiah of a new age. And this was not the gullibility of born dupes; Sullivan, at least, was one of the most intelligent men of his age (as his book on Beethoven reveals). Crowley , in part, a great teacher, a man of profound insights. Mencius says: 'Those who follow the part of themselves that is great become great men; those who follow the part of themselves that is small will become small men.' But Crowley was a strange mixture who devoted about equal time to following both parts of himself, and so became a curious combination of greatness and smallness. A summary of his life, and his extraordinary goings-on, makes us aware of the smallness; but it would be sheer short-sightedness to overlook the element of greatness that so impressed Bennett.
    Aleister Crowley
  • The ideologies of the super-tribes exercised absolute power over all individual minds under their sway. In civilized regions the super-tribes and the overgrown natural tribes created an astounding mental tyranny. In relation to his natural tribe, at least if it was small and genuinely civilized, the individual might still behave with intelligence and imagination. Along with his actual tribal kinsmen he might support a degree of true community unknown on Earth. He might in fact be a critical, self-respecting and other-respecting person. But in all matters connected with the super-tribes, whether national or economic, he behaved in a very different manner. All ideas coming to him with the sanction of nation or class would be accepted uncritically and with fervor by himself and all his fellows. As soon as he encountered one of the symbols or slogans of his super-tribe he ceased to be a human personality and became a sort of de-cerebrate animal, capable only of stereotyped reactions. In extreme cases his mind was absolutely closed to influences opposed to the suggestion of the super-tribe. Criticism was either met with blind rage or actually not heard at all. Persons who in the intimate community of their small native tribe were capable of great mutual insight and sympathy might suddenly, in response to tribal symbols, be transformed into vessels of crazy intolerance and hate directed against national or class enemies. In this mood they would go to any extreme of self-sacrifice for the supposed glory of the super-tribe. Also they would show great ingenuity in contriving means to exercise their lustful vindictiveness upon enemies who in favorable circumstances could be quite as kindly and intelligent as themselves.
    Olaf Stapledon
  • What do you want — a cliff over a city? A foreland, sloped to sea and overgrown with roses? These people live here.
    Muriel Rukeyser

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