This page is about the dysphemism overthink


a dysphemism for thinking deeply about something

For example

  • They keep factory chickens in little cages because it's cheaper, that's all. You're overthinking this, love.

  • I know a hundred dollars is a lot for one pill, but it must be a fair price. You're overthinking this too, you know.

Mostly used when the speaker doesn't want someone to think about something deeply and understanding it more clearly or realize the truth.

Quick Quiz

If someone says you're "overthinking", they want you to

a. start thinking about something

b. keep thinking about something

c. stop thinking about something

Contributor: Matt Errey