Overestimate vs Overplay - What's the difference?

overestimate | overplay |

As verbs the difference between overestimate and overplay

is that overestimate is to judge too highly while overplay is and to overdo or overact one's effect or role.




  • to judge too highly
  • Experts overestimate the level of harm of cigarettes.


    * (to judge too highly) underestimate




  • and To overdo or overact one's effect or role.
  • When Chris overacted''' his part again, the director warned that anyone ' overplaying would be barred from the next production
  • To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.
  • Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.
  • To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.
  • Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed .
  • (golf) To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".
  • The first few shots went wonderfully, but Robin overplayed the last and lost.