adj: said of a person, work of art, or phenomenon that recieves undeserved credit or popularity.

Note: lately, the word has been abused in popular culture to label something popular that the speaker simply dislikes or has an objection to on principle. Among fans of hip-hop, said speaker is often deemed a hater. In extreme cases, he/she is labeled a punk bitch.

Also note, there is no such thing as "overrated" in indie culture. When the word is uttered in the presence of an indie kid, it is often followed by disembodied moans and howls and said person melting like a snowball in Hell.
Person 1: Ke$ha is overrated.
Person 2: Amen to that.

Person 1: Lana del Rey is so overrated.
Person 2: U jelly?

Person 1: Jay-Z is so overrated.
Hip-hop fan: You betta shut the fuck up, jealous punk bitch hater!

Person 1: Dude, Radiohead is so overrated.
Indie kid: AHHHHHOOOOOOOOHBLAAAAAAH! I'm MEEEEELLLLTIIIING!
by troll_slayer February 18, 2012
To be over ranked and?or to be condsidered better than you really are.
rocco is overrated and cries himself to sleep every night.

west hempstead ram football team of new york is Ranked 2 seed but start 0-4 and now cant make the playoffs, there so overated.
by Nick Nickoladis October 12, 2006
A word used (often incorrectly) by pretentious hipster snot bags to describe something or someone they don't care for, especially when they are describing something that is extremely popular or well known (such as The Beatles or Batman). Usually they use the word to sound cool and edgy, when really they sound like a giant asshole.

What "overrated" actually means is something is more highly appraised than it should be, which isn't necessarily bad.
Garret: Man, I hate the fucking Beatles! They're so fucking overrated!
Sam: Really? Are you saying that just because you don't like their music? I don't think you understand what that word means.
by heyitscarly28 March 20, 2014
A word often used by douchebags so that they don't have to give a coherent argument about why they don't like something.
Douchebag:"I think, "Breaking Bad" is overrated!
Normal Person: "Why do you care what other people think? Why don't you like it?"
Douchebag: "(Couldn't Answer)"
by Dick Of Dastardly Deeds November 18, 2013
Notre Dame's defensive front 7.
Alabama's offense shows a prime example of how overrated Notre Dame's defensive front 7 is.
by NoahB72 January 07, 2013
Whoever's shit Adam Gontier was talking about
(Tags only relate to the song)
"Overrated" by Three Days Grace is a kickass song!
by bbtdgfan123 September 24, 2010
Andre Vantelli (ed) -to rate or appraise too highly; overestimate: I think you overrate their political influence.
To overestimate the merits of; rate too highly.
Andre Vantelli, a legend in his own time.
The Quad is so Andre Vantellied Out, I decided to shop at Adam & Eve instead, because it is less overrated.
by Luicee Babii November 02, 2007

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