too Definition

  • 1to a higher degree than is desirable, permissible, or possible; excessively
  • 2in addition; also

Using too: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "too" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The coffee is too hot to drink.

  • Example

    She was driving too fast and got pulled over by the police.

  • Example

    I ate too much cake at the party.

  • Example

    I want to come too.

  • Example

    He's a great singer and actor too.

too Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for too

Phrases with too

  • be regrettable or unfortunate


    It's too bad that we can't go on vacation this year.

  • too little, too late

    not enough and not in time to be useful or effective


    The company's apology was too little, too late for the customers who had already switched to a competitor.

  • when too many people are involved in a task, it will not be done well


    We should assign one person to lead the project, otherwise too many cooks will spoil the broth.

Origins of too

from Old English 'tō', meaning 'also'


Summary: too in Brief

The adverb 'too' [tuː] means to a higher degree than is desirable, permissible, or possible, as in 'The coffee is too hot to drink.' It can also mean 'in addition,' as in 'I want to come too.' 'Too' is often used informally with 'way' to emphasize excessiveness, and formally with 'in addition' to denote added information. Common phrases include 'too little, too late,' indicating something is insufficient and not in time to be useful, and 'too many cooks spoil the broth,' which warns against involving too many people in a task.

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