much-maligned meaning, much-maligned definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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much-maligned

  
  
If you describe someone or something as much-maligned, you mean that they are often criticized by people, but you think the criticism is unfair or exaggerated because they have good qualities too.      adj   usu ADJ n  
I'm happy for James. He's a much-maligned player but has tremendous spirit.     
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n.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
exp.
love very much (smth. or smb.)
adj.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
v.
to train too much, to train excessively
Coaches can't overtrain the athletes before a championship.
v.
to practice something excessively, to train too much
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
v.
to overshare is to share too much intimate information with somebody
"sorry, have I overshared?"
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.

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